HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year letterwinner under Coach Eric Albright at Midland High School . . . rated the No. 4 player in the state of Michigan by Perfect Game . . . ranked the No. 11 prospect for the Class of 2012 by MichiganBaseballProspects.org . . . two-time captain . . . named team MVP as a junior and senior . . . named to the Midland Daily News Dream Team and was a first-team Saginaw Valley League selection as a sophomore in 2009 after batting .425 with 20 RBIs; also earned all-district and all-area honors . . . was a member of the American Legion World Series championship team in 2009 under Coach Steve Cronkwright . . . played for Berryhill Post 165 this past summer and for the Ann Arbor Travelers this fall . . . also a two-year letterwinnner in football and was a captain his junior year while earning All-Saginaw Valley League honorable mention . . . was a two-time MVP of the football team as a starting quarterback as a sophomore and junior, but did not play his senior year due to a shoulder injury he suffered as a junior . . . chose Michigan State over several schools, including Louisville, Ole Miss, Michigan, Oklahoma State, Kentucky and Central Michigan.
PERSONAL: Son of Matt and Elaine Rapanos . . . born June 8, 1993 . . . his great grandfather, Charlie Skinner, was a baseball coach at Alma College and is in the Alma College Athletics Hall of Fame; he led the team to eight consecutive MIAA (Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association) championships during the 1950s . . . intends on majoring in kinesiology at MSU.
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