MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- It's been a big week for Lake Norman High School's Justin Jarvis.

  • Justin Jarvis is heading straight to the professional league after high school
  • He was the fifth pick in the MLB draft to Milwaukee
  • He decided to put college on hold

Justin Jarvis was at a local restaurant with family and friends when Milwaukee called his named called in the fifth round of the Major League Baseball draft. Plus, there's a lot to like about this right-hander who's fastball touched 96 mph this year.

“Before the pick was officially made, my heart was beating a little bit and once I heard my name called, it was crazy. I don’t even know how to describe the feeling,” he said.

Once Justin heard his name called, he had a decision to make. He could either sign with the brewers or honor his collegiate commitment to University of North Carolina Wilmington.

“A big part of my consideration was the scholarship plan through MLB,” Jarvis said. “Once I sign my contract [and] after I retire from baseball, I have a full scholarship to UNC Wilmington.”

He graduates from high school Saturday and with school on hold to pursue his childhood dream, Jarvis prepares for life on his own and immersing himself in all things Brewers.


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