Today’s senior spotlight is on Wyatt Duthu of Trenton High School.
Duthu played baseball and basketball for the Tigers. As a junior, he led the Tigers’ boys’ basketball team in scoring. The 5-foot-11 guard was named a second team All-Area selection by the Gainesville Sun after averaging 16.0 points, five rebounds, and 2.2 steals per game.
In baseball, Duthu was a Gainesville Sun First Team All-Area selection as a junior. He batted .324 with six doubles, two home runs, and 24 runs driven in. He also had nine stolen bases and scored 16 runs.
On the mound, he was 3-1 with three saves, a 1.26 earned run average, with 46 strikeouts in 33 innings pitched. He was named to the Perfect Game baseball All-Tournament, All-Region, Top Prospect and All-American teams.
During his senior year, Duthu was selected as a High School Heisman recipient. He only played in four of the Tigers’ eight games this season, but he was second on the team with five stolen bases and he was 2-0 with a 1.27 ERA. In 11 innings pitched he had 19 strikeouts and only one walk.
Duthu had a 4.34 GPA and was a member of the National Society of High School Scholars and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Florida Gateway College. He was also a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, BETA club and the JROTC.
Duthu received and accepted an appointment to the United States Coast Guard Academy Scholars Program. He will attend Prep School at Marion Military Institute in Alabama next year and will complete his education and training at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. Wyatt plans to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Cyber Systems and will be commissioned as an Ensign in the U.S. Coast Guard upon graduating.
In addition, he will be playing collegiate baseball at the Coast Guard Academy.
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