R.J. Galvan is continuing his baseball career at the collegiate level at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio.

Galvan, a senior at Alice High School, made a commitment to the school during an official visit to the campus Wednesday afternoon. Galvan is expected to make it official during an early national signing day on Nov. 8.

Galvan said he was anxious to make a decision about his future.

“It’s always been my dream to play college baseball,” Galvan said. “It’s a big relief and a lot of weight off my shoulders to have it out of the way already. Now I can focus on just baseball.”

Galvan was a starter for the Coyotes as a sophomore and this past spring as a junior. Galvan started in the outfield for the Coyotes this spring. He was also a starting pitcher and among the team’s top hitters with a .475 batting average. He earned First Team All-District honors as a pitcher, but Alice head coach Rene Chavez said Galvan is more than capable of standing out at UIW as an outfielder.

“(UIW) showed interest this summer and stayed in touch with the family and finally made the offer,” Chavez said. ”He's a special player who has some really good intangibles. He brings a lot to the table. He has a competitive edge in part because he plays football and baseball.”

Part of Galvan’s decision was based on UIW’s need for a starting outfielder this coming season. Galvan is expected to compete for that spot leading up to the upcoming baseball season.