2018 OF Jack Anderson Commits to Kenyon College

Congrats on your new commitment! What is it about Kenyon College that excites you the most?

I’m so excited to attend a great school that allows me to receive a top notch education while allowing me to play the sport I love so much. The atmosphere on campus and within the baseball team is perfect for my personality. I’m excited to get back on campus with the coaches and players to begin a successful college career.

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

Last season was an unbelievable season for my first year at Top Tier. Right from beginning at winter training, the atmosphere was great in helping me achieve my goals. I was pushed hard,but all that work immediately translated into a very successful season. The instruction was top of the line, but more importantly, being around teammates with similar goals to mine helped to push me forward.

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

It was actually pretty simple really. Kenyon saw me play at a tournament with Tier, and I was contacted after by the coaches. From there, we had been in contact most of the summer and eventually set up a visit when the school year began. After some visits, I reflected and realized that Kenyon was the place for me.

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

My biggest priority when looking at schools was finding the best balance between school and baseball. I wanted to make sure that I could play baseball at a high level but still have my education be a top priority.

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

I think the biggest challenges I still face is finishing senior year off strong. I may be committed, but it's still imperative for me to excel in school and have a successful senior baseball season. I need to work harder and get better so that I show up to college ready to go.

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

My most immediate goal as a college baseball player is to make an immediate impact on the team as a freshman. I want to work my hardest to earn consistent playing time and to be a key contributor to the success of the team.

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

First and foremost, I want to thank my parents for giving me the opportunity to play baseball at this level. From driving me around the Midwest to everything else, without them I wouldn’t be here. Also, I want to thank Zak Worsley and Matt Lambert, my coaches from last season, for their belief in me and dedication to helping me succeed.

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