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Kaleb Cowart feels blessed

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By Joey Donia - bio | email

ADEL, GA (WALB) - Dreams became reality for Adel's Kaleb Cowart on Monday. After dominating on the baseball diamond at Cook High, Cowart was drafted with the 18th overall pick in the major league amateur draft by the Los Angeles Angels.

"It really hasn't hit me yet it probably will in a few days or so, I'm not real sure yet but it's an awesome feeling" said Cowart.

 Cowart is coming off an uncanny senior season. He was named Gatorade National Player Of The Year after batting .654 and posting a 10-1 record as a starting pitcher. Kaleb's power at the plate is what attracted the Angels who drafted the switch hitter as a third baseman.

"My senior season I came out with a purpose to prove to the scouts and everyone that I was a player and I wanted to be an every day player third baseman and prove to everyone that I could hit" said Cowart.

 In November Cowart signed a scholarship with Florida State. He hasn't decided if he still wants to be a Seminole.

"My family and I still have to sit down as a family and discuss it and see what our options are."

Cowart might not see those options for a couple of months. The Angels have until August 15th to sign their first round pick.

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