While Kohl Stewart hinted Thursday night that he would bypass a Texas A&M football scholarship to sign with the Twins, who had just drafted him No. 4 overall, his father reportedly confirmed it. "He's going to go (to the Twins)," Mark Stewart told the Houston Chronicle. "You don't get drafted fourth and not go. It's a once-in-a-lifetime offer. He looked at me when they made the call and said, 'Dad, I'm going to accept the (Twins') offer.' He's made the decision, and he will talk to (Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin)." At Texas A&M, Kohl has the chance to back up and potentially succeed Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel. But moments after Minnesota picked the Houston high school pitcher Thursday, Twins scouting director Deron Johnson said Kohl was choosing baseball. "Absolutely," Johnson said. "He's signing. He wants to be a major league baseball player." Said Kohl, 18: "I'm not going to say anything one way or another, but I look forward to being a Twin." The next priority for both sides will be agreeing on numbers.
Kohl Stewart told dad: 'I'm going to accept the (Minnesota Twins') offer'
St. Paul Pioneer Press | Jun 7