"Last season was pretty rough, just getting back into it, I felt like I was just always a step behind," Porter said. "So, that's why signing to play college baseball is so great in contrast to last year."
Porter said the fact that Transy coach Zach Getsee called him instead of texting as most coaches do, "sorta gave me a good vibe."
A visit to the campus sealed the deal.
"We were just sold from the get-go," Porter said. "It's really beautiful down there and such a good environment, and baseball- they're on the up."
Porter said he will be an infielder for the Pioneers. He is undecided on a major.
Mason County coach Tom Posey said Porter has been a "great leader" for the Royals.