Describe the qualities that your program is looking for in a potential student-athlete?
We look for high character kids with high talent. We believe guys who have high character and a seriousness about the game get better.
Could you give us an example of a current or former player who exceeded your expectations, highlighting the reasons that player excelled?
We have had guys exceed expectations before, but they have all been high character guys and that doesn’t surprise us because they are all good kids who listen and we know they will get better. We have a sophomore 3rd basemen this year who will get some playing time for us this year and last year he was the bullpen catcher. His quick improvement from last year to this has been incredible. He works day in and day out taking every rep like a game. He was a guy we envisioned maybe playing when he was junior or senior, but because of his high character and seriousness about the game he was able to improve a lot quicker then we anticipated.