2018 LHP Nathan Deloian Commits to Carson-Newman University

Congrats on your new commitment! What is it about Carson-Newman University that excites you the most?

When I spent time with the team on my visit I really enjoyed the atmosphere and how the tempo of practice was very high. It’s a great bunch of guys with committed coaches. I’m excited to become part of a winning tradition and get a great education.

Last year was your first with Top Tier. Tell us about your experience and what it means to wear the TT?

There is a lot of pride and pressure to live up to the TT name. Good pressure. My only regret is that I didn’t come here sooner. Although it was only one season, I met some great guys and great coaches. The coaches take the time to help you develop and my teammates were great.

Talk a little bit about the recruiting process and how everything went down.

I had a lot of schools contacting me and wanting me to come play for them. I had made several visits to schools and was very interested in a few of them. Top Tier's Coach Lambert, reached out to me and suggested I come down for a visit, meet the Coaching Staff at Carson Newman, pitch for them, and watch the team work out. The experience was awesome and I really liked the campus.After a lot of thought I determined that Carson Newman was the right fit for me.

What were some of the priorities you looked at when deciding where you wanted to commit?

I first wanted to make sure they had my major choice as an available option. I also wanted to make sure the school was strong academically. I wanted to feel a strong connection with the coaching staff and their philosophies on developing players. I also wanted to make sure that the baseball facilities were great and have a solid feel for the campus.

What challenges do you see ahead of you before you get to campus?

Time management will be a big one. Making sure I get everything I need done with my studies while continuing to work out and get stronger to help improve my game will also be a great challenge.

What are some of the goals you have set for yourself as a college baseball player?

I want to compete for a job on the pitching staff as a freshman. I also want to maintain a high GPA, just as I have in high school.

Is there anybody you would like to give a shout-out or thanks to?

TT Coach Lambert and TT Coach Worsley gave me every opportunity to succeed and believed in me. Their support was very important and helped me improve my game. My pitching Coach Doug Bedinger has been a big part of my development and is the reason I have continually improved as a pitcher.

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