Weatherford College has done a good job of gleaning baseball talent since the inception of its program just a few short years ago. Likewise, Weatherford High School has groomed talent to take the plunge to the next level.

The entities have paired up again, as WHS senior Collin Sefcik recently penned a commitment to join the Coyotes and attend WC next fall.

The specific opportunity for Sefcik is one he has looked forward to for a while.

“I’ve always thought I could play at the next level,” Sefcik said, when asked how long the possibility of playing college ball had been on his mind. “I think I’ve stepped up the last couple of years, and I definitely had an eye on playing at WC.

“When they offered, I was really excited, and glad. And both my parents are very happy I will be playing so close to home, too.”

Collin knows of WC’s reputation for grooming, as well, and the history of the number of Weatherford College players who have successfully extended their careers by hooking up with four-year schools.

The senior attributes a good part of his prolific play to WHS head coach Terry Massey.

“Coach Massey has definitely had a great impact on my life,” Sefcik said. “Anyone can tell you, he will definitely teach you how to work hard, and that’s a good thing to take forward.”

Collin, who plans to take requisite courses to begin with at WC, while deciding upon a major he plans to finish at the next level, expects to see a good bit of playing time with the Coyotes right out of the chute, another reason he chose to begin at a junior college.

“I’ve talked with Coach [Jeff] Lightfoot quite a bit about the opportunity. There are several good outfielders at WC, but I will definitely work hard [to contribute].

Another benefit Sefcik looks forward to is being around family and friends for another couple of years, until another college comes calling.

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