That will come in the form of Hofstra University, a Division I college.
“My long term goals are like any other kid playing baseball — getting to the majors, but it’s a step-by-step process,” Stouffer said.
He set some goals heading into high school baseball and has reached the first.
“I wanted to be successful in high school and my second goal is to succeed in college,” the senior catcher said. “I’m in no hurry.”
Stouffer, a 5-foot-8, 170-pound left-handed slugger, was a Herald-Mail All-County first team selection in 2011 and 2012 and is a prime candidate for Hitter of the Year honors this year.
He hit .470 with 10 home runs and 36 runs batted in. His home runs were second and RBIs in the top five in Tri-State area.
“We can’t be more excited to have Dylan joining the Hofstra baseball program,” Hofstra coach John Russo said. “With the power Dylan brings to the plate, he will have the opportunity to be an immediate impact hitter to our lineup.”
Stouffer will head to Hofstra, a school with 12,000 students and a member of the Colonial Athletic Association along with Towson, Dayton, Georgia State, James Madison, UNC-Wilmington, Northeastern and William & Mary. The College of Charleston and Elon will be joining the CAA in 2014, replacing Old Dominion and George Mason.
Stouffer visited the Hempstead, N.Y. campus in February and liked what he saw.
“I liked the campus and the baseball facilities,” Stouffer said. “I’m pretty excited about the opportunity. They think I can hit and that’s what the coach (Russo) is all about scoring runs.”
Stouffer said the biggest thing to work on will be his defense, including blocking pitches in the dirt.