Ian Krol's future just got a lot clearer or a lot muddier. Either way, it's looking pretty good for the All-American left-hander from Neuqua Valley.
On Sunday, the University of Kentucky offered Krol a baseball scholarship. Krol did not accept it on the spot but loosely plans to commit to a school sometime during his senior season.
Then on Monday, Aflac officially released its 38-man All-American team and included Krol. Eighty-nine percent of those who have played in this game have been drafted by MLB, 27 percent of which have been selected in the first round.
It begs the question: Will Krol choose college or turn pro next year?
"Like, you can't turn down, like, a million dollars," said Krol, referring to the kind of signing-bonus money that first-round prospects like himself tend to get offered. "Like, how ya gonna turn down a million dollars? So, it's definitely gonna be pretty hard."