2013 Spring Stats: 4-0, 2.36 ERA, 18 App, 4 GS, 34.1 IP, 26 Ks
Hovis, a 6'2", 190-pound native of Gastonia, North Carolina will also come to Madison after his freshman season with the Tar Heels.
Hovis was ranked No. 7 in the state of North Carolina by Perfect Game and No. 8 by Impact Baseball during his time at Forestview High School in Gastonia, North Carolina. He was also a three-time All-Gaston Gazette performer and was named the 2012 Gaston Gazette Player of the Year. He was named to the North Carolina 3A All-State team during his senior year.