Posey, the consummate student-athlete, key to Florida State's success

Originally Published: April 15, 2008
By Heather Dinich | ESPN.com

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- It's not often Florida State baseball coach Mike Martin actually goes out and recruits players. The Hall of Fame coach leaves that job to his assistants.

Buster Posey, though, was different.

This one, they told him, he had to see.

Posey caught the attention of pro scouts as a junior at Lee County High School in Georgia with a 10-1 record on the mound and a 1.53 ERA. Even more impressive, though, was Posey's monstrous .544 batting average, school-record ...

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