|High School:||Buford HS|
Talented lefthander whose 2016 and 2017 seasons were cut short due to injury.
2017: Redshirted while recovering from injury.
2016: Had a 3-0 record and 4.59 ERA in eight appearances (seven starts) ... in 33.1 innings pitched, he allowed 39 hits (.300 opponents’ batting average) and 21 walks with 28 strikeouts ... was 3-0 with a 3.26 ERA in his seven starts ... Clemson had a 7-0 record in his seven starts ... held opponents to a .186 batting average with runners in scoring position ... allowed only seven hits (.226 opponents’ batting average) and no earned runs with 13 strikeouts in 8.0 innings pitched over two starts away from home ... pitched 5.0 innings in a starting role, allowing two runs and two walks with three strikeouts to earn the win against Maine on Feb. 21; was his first career appearance ... pitched 5.0 innings in a starting role, allowing two hits and no runs with eight strikeouts to earn the win at The Citadel on March 15 ... pitched 5.2 innings in a starting role, allowing one run with four strikeouts to earn the win against Presbyterian College on March 22 ... pitched 3.0 innings in a starting role, allowing no earned runs with five strikeouts at Furman on March 29 ... suffered an arm injury in April and missed the rest of the season ... No. 58 freshman in the nation in the preseason by Perfect Game ... No. 10 freshman in the ACC in the preseason by Perfect Game ... No. 65 freshman in the nation in the preseason by D1Baseball ... No. 77 college prospect for the 2017 draft in the preseason by D1Baseball ... No. 10 ACC prospect for the 2017 draft in the preseason by Baseball America ... No. 16 ACC prospect for the 2017 draft in the preseason by D1Baseball.
Before Clemson: Drafted in the 27th round (No. 809 overall pick) by the New York Mets ... member of the East Cobb Yankees ... first-team All-American by Louisville Slugger and USA Today as a senior ... Gwinnett Daily Post Pitcher-of-the-Year ... region pitcher-of-the-year as a senior ... his team won one state championship and two region titles ... lettered three times in baseball at Buford High School, where he was coached by Tony Wolfe.
Personal: His father, Mike, played football at Duke ... his mother, Meloney, played volleyball at Duke ... his sister, Megan, was a swimmer at TCU ... his cousin, Austin Higginbotham, is a junior lefthander on the 2018 Wofford team ... majoring in bioengineering ... born Jacob Michael Higginbotham on Jan. 11, 1996 in Buford, Ga.