Barth has helium from the summer. He may have received a new offer with an attractive NIL package. Fall SAT scores came back last week. He is a 4.0 student and with a big test score may be hearing from Stanford. His 2024 MLB draft stock is also on the up-tick. Several possibilities with him.
Barth and McKowen are painful losses. The class still is rock solid with 15 recruits (down from 19 - Colston, Barth, Young, McKowen) and with plenty of quality arms.