2018 RHP/OF Will Jackson Commits to University of St. Thomas

Congrats on your new commitment! What is it about University of St. Thomas that excites you the most?

The overall atmosphere of the school is awesome and i just love everything about it.

You have spent your entire high school career with Top Tier. Tell us about your experience and what the program means to you.

The last 4 years with Top Tier have easily been some of the best years of my life. I've met and become friends with so many amazing guys and the friendships I have made will last for forever. The program also helped me not only become a better baseball player, but a better person. They shaped me to be the best person I could be on and off the field.

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

Originally I had talked to a number of schools some as just a Pitcher, some as just an Outfielder, and some as a two way. Right around the beginning of the school year I visited St.Thomas and sat down with Coach Olean and talked about everything. A month later, after weighing my options, I felt St. Thomas was the best fit for me.

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

A main priority was the idea of me coming in and being able to play as a freshman whether it was on the mound or in the field. Deep down I did try and stay a two way, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to stay a two way player at St. Thomas.

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

I think being a freshman all over again may be tough, and just managing all the school and practice may be a challenge as well.

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

A couple goals I have for myself would be to throw over 30 innings as a freshman and and be a starter in the outfield by the end of freshman year.

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

I would like to thanks my parents for everything they have done for me. They sacrifice so much for me to be where I am today, and I couldn't have done it without them. I also would like to thank all my coaches I've had for pushing me to be great and never settling for anything less. I appreciate all the wisdom and advice you have given me and I will take it with me for the rest of my life.

<< Back to news list