SEC Player of the Year Boomer White has decided to forego his senior year and leave Texas A&M for a professional contract, Gabe Bock of TexAgs reports.
The 10th round selection officially signed his contract with the San Diego Padres on Monday. White hit .386 with 46 RBIs and five home runs for the Aggies this year.
“Along with playing baseball at Texas A&M, my life long dream has been to play baseball in the major leagues,” White told TexAgs.com. “I fulfilled the first dream this past year as an Aggie and I now have the opportunity to pursue my other dream.
“Unfortunately I have been faced with some extremely tough decisions in the last couple of years and this one may have been the toughest. Making that call to Coach Childress was the hardest thing in the world. It ultimately came down to this being my best opportunity to succeed in professional baseball and reach that dream of becoming a Big Leaguer.”
His .386 batting average broke a SEC record. His lone year with the Aggies was truly a special one. He transferred from TCU two years ago and sat out last season per NCAA transfer rules.
Losing White is a big hit for the Aggies, who also lost six others to professional contracts.