2018 OF Trey Torain Commits to George Washington University

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

What excites me the most about George Washington is that it offers the combination of strong academics and D1 baseball. Also, I am really excited to attend school in D.C. 

You have spent most of your youth and all of your high school years with Top Tier. Talk a little bit about your experience and what it means to you to play for Top Tier.

Playing for Top Tier has been one of the best decisions I've made in my baseball career. When I joined the program as a 13u, I was a really raw baseball player. With the help of all the coaches at Top Tier, I have developed my baseball skills and general knowledge of the game.  Also, I've met some of my closest friends while playing with Top Tier. 

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

For me, the recruiting process really began in the 17u summer season. Specifically, it began to heat up at the Cincinnati tournament at the start of the summer. There I talked with a lot of schools, which included George Washington. After talking with them, GW invited me for a visit and then gave me an offer. Later that week, I committed. 

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

My main priorities when deciding where I wanted to play baseball were finding a school that had a balance of strong academics paired with a division 1 baseball program. Also, I wanted to play in a program with coaches that could help develop me as a player. At George Washington, Head Coach Ritchie coaches the 18u USA team and works with the hitters. This really appealed to me because I know that he can help develop my offensive game. 

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

The main challenges for me before I get to campus are getting stronger, faster, and improving my baseball game as a whole. This off-season, I plan to lift, continue my speed work, and work on my hitting.

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

My main personal goal entering college is to be in a position to compete to start my freshman year. Also, as a team, I hope that we can win the A10 and go on to compete in the college playoffs. 

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

First, I would like to thank my parents for driving me to all the practices and tournaments for the past 5 years. Second, I would like to thank all my coaches who have helped me over the years, including, at Loyola Academy, Coach Bridich and Coach Fred and, at Top Tier, Coaches Plante, Griff, Zich, Gragnani, Garza all the other coaches who I have had gotten to work with.

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