Jace LaViolette, Gavin Grahovac To Return To Texas A&M In 2025


Image credit: Jace LaViolette (Danny Parker/Four Seam Images)

College baseball hasn’t slowed down a bit, even after the final out of the College World Series. Jim Schlossnagle’s decision to take the Texas job just a day after the sent shockwaves throughout the sport. Given their school was without a head coach, a plethora of Texas A&M players–including Gavin Grahovac and Jace LaViolette–quickly announced their intention to enter the transfer portal.

But Schlossnagle’s entire staff didn’t ultimately make it to Austin with him. Instead, the Aggies announced highly-regarded assistant Michael Earley as their new head man on Sunday. The move was received immeasurably well by Earley’s current and former players. Within 48 hours of Earley’s hiring, the trio of Hayden Schott, Grahovac and LaViolette (among others) all announced they would be “running it back” in College Station.

Grahovac and LaViolette were the most noteworthy names in the transfer portal, and for good reason. Grahovac was the 2024 SEC freshman of the year after hitting .298/.390/.597 with 16 doubles 23 home runs and 66 RBIs. LaViolette was named a first team All-American after posting a .305/.449/.726 slash line with 16 doubles, 29 home runs and 78 RBIs. Both are likely future first-round draft choices, while LaViolette could be selected first overall in 2025.

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