2019 OF/LHP Mitch Farris Commits to Wingate


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

What excites me most about Wingate is being on campus in the fall, being able to play college baseball for a winning program and getting to get away from home.

This was your first summer playing with Top Tier. Tell us what that experience has been like and what it means to wear the TT?

It was an honor to play with Top Tier. The players and coaches are awesome and it has a winning and hardworking culture. Everyone really grows off each other. Coach Fly and Coach Miller do an awesome job teaching us about the little things that make a big difference in baseball. They also do a fantastic job getting college coaches to come out and see us, they ultimately leave it up to the players to perform.

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

At times the recruiting process was very overwhelming but overall it was great. I had a handful of schools contact me during or after the tournament in Georgia all saying they liked how I played and they want me to come on campus sometime   soon for a visit. After summer baseball ended my family and I set up two or three weeks to go to all the visits. Once we visited all the schools I started to narrow it down. Once I got it down to two schools I talked it over with my family friends and high school coach.

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

Some things that were priorities for me when deciding were majors, relationship with coaches, position, geographic location and roster size.

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

Some challenges for me before getting to campus is gaining bigger and stronger, and gaining velocity on my fastball.

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

Some goals I have as a college baseball player are to contribute to the team as a freshman in any way possible, establish myself early as a competitor, and start as a freshman or sophomore.

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

I’d like to thank my coaches, friends and parents for helping me grow as a person and baseball player these past few years.

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