Tarleton State Baseball has announced the early signing of left-handed pitcher Daniel Bogue from Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler.

"We're excited to announce the addition of Daniel Bogue," said head coach Bryan Conger. "We're excited to win the recruiting battle because he had some offers from some Division I schools. I feel like he will be able to come in and make an impact immediately."

Bogue comes to Tarleton after a four-year playing career at Robert E. Lee High School where he racked up multiple all-district accolades and was a second-team All-East Texas Pitcher and Team MVP, as voted on by the players, last season as a junior.

Last year alone between his summer select baseball team and his high school season, Bogue posted a 21-6 record with a 1.96 ERA and 167 strikeouts in 144.2 innings, with 14 wins and 107 strikeouts coming in 84.1 innings of Robert E. Lee's season.

"There were many reasons that played a role in my decision to attend Tarleton State," said Bogue. "Coach (Bryan) Conger and Coach (Mark) Jeffrey made it very clear through the recruiting process that they have a strong desire for winning championships, as well as having their players move on to play at the next level, and as a competitor that was very appealing.

"Most importantly, they care about shaping each player into the best man they can be - not only on the field but off the field," he continued. "I look forward to being a part of this great program and being a Texan for the next four years."

Bogue is the first member of the 2016 recruiting class for Tarleton State.