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Twelve from White Sox ACE program sign letters of intent

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In their ongoing effort to promote advanced baseball opportunities for high school players in the inner-city community, the White Sox honored 12 members of their Amateur City Elite (ACE) program at U.S. Cellular Field on Thursday.

With general manager Rick Hahn, Frank Thomas and Hector Santiago addressing the group with other members of the Sox front office and scouting departments in attendance, 12 student-athletes signed letters of intent at Division I baseball programs.

Eighty high school players have advanced to the college level since the start of the program. Six have been drafted. This year's group of 12 who signed letters of intent was seven more than last year:


· Matthew Cole (Rich Central High School, committing to Alcorn State University)

· Ronell Coleman (Simeon Career Academy, committing to Vanderbilt University)

· Elbert Dunnigan (Simeon Career Academy, committing to Alcorn State University)

· Robert Fletcher (Simeon Career Academy, committing to Alcorn State University)

· Jerry Houston (Mount Carmel High School, committing to the University of Oregon)

· Sanford Hunt (Kenwood Academy, committing to Chicago State University)

· Regynold Johnson (Marian Catholic High School, committing to the University of Missouri)

· Tyler Johnson (Harlan Career Academy, committing to Texas Southern University)

· Corey Ray (Simeon Career Academy, committing to the University of Louisville)

· Marcellus Sneed (Morgan Park High School, committing to Alcorn State University)

· Terrell Stewart (Harlan Career Academy, committing to Chicago State University)

· Marshawn Taylor (Simeon Career Academy, committing to Eastern Illinois University)

Through the ACE program, the Sox offer inner-city players the opportunity to play against tough competition on a traveling team. ACE teams, 13-18 years of age, participate through an elite practice and competition schedule while receiving academic direction to prepare them for success on and off the field.

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