The 6-foot-1, 185-pound senior shortstop and right-handed pitcher had led the Panthers to a 33-3 record and a berth in the Class 5A regional semifinals scheduled for May 25. Witt batted .519 with 15 doubles, eight triples and 14 home runs through 36 games, piling up 49 RBI, almost half of which (24) had come with two outs. Entering the regional final four, he owned an OBP of .579, a slugging percentage of 1.117 and a dizzying 1.696 OPS to go with 22 walks and stolen 17 bases in 19 attempts. He had grounded into just one double-play in 120 at-bats. On the mound, Witt had recorded two saves to go with a 1.62 ERA in nine relief appearances, striking out 18 batters and issuing just one walk in 8.2 innings on the mound. His WHIP going into the semifinals was .808 and opposing batters were hitting .188. A two-time Under Armour All-American Game selection where he earned MVP honors in 2018, he was a member of the 2018 USA Baseball 18U National Team and is the nation’s top-ranked prep prospect by Baseball America, Perfect Game and Prep Baseball Report.
Witt has maintained a weighted 4.0 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a national letter of intent to play baseball on scholarship at the University of Oklahoma beginning this fall, but is projected as an early round selection in June’s Major League Baseball draft.
Selected by his teachers to serve in his school’s Peer Assistant Leadership Group, Witt mentors grade school students with disabilities on a weekly basis. A member of Students Stand Strong and Colleyville Heritage’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter, he has volunteered by helping the homeless on behalf of Phillips Wish and by combating bullying in association with Rachel’s Challenge. Also a youth baseball instructor and a participant in the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program, he is an active member of his Good Shepherd Catholic church community.