Olentangy High School senior Woody Wallace has made a verbal commitment to play baseball for the University of Cincinnati.

Olentangy High School senior Woody Wallace has made a verbal commitment to play baseball for the University of Cincinnati.

The catcher selected the Bearcats over Central Michigan, Wright State and Xavier.

"I really liked everything (Cincinnati) had to offer," Wallace said. "I have a great relationship with the coaching staff and it is a great campus. It seemed like a good fit for me."

Wallace hit .494 this past spring for the Braves, who finished 22-5 overall after losing to Hilliard Bradley 4-1 in a Division II district semifinal. Olentangy was ranked sixth in the final state poll.

The Braves won the OCC-Cardinal Division at 12-2 ahead of runner-up Westerville Central (10-4). Wallace was district Player of the Year and shared league Player of the Year honors with Kyle Pollock of Westerville Central.

"It's good baseball. It's Big East baseball," said Wallace, who expects to major in engineering or sports management. "I know it's good competition and I want to be able to improve every year. And it's a good school. If baseball doesn't work out, I'll have a good degree to fall back on."