2019 RHP Hunter Mink Commits to Florida

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

What excites me the most about Florida is the fact that I have always wanted to be a Gator ever since I was little. Also the location; who doesn't want to be in Florida? They also just won the College World Series! To be a part of a winning program like that is dream becoming reality.

You are part of the inaugural Top Tier Roos class. Talk a little bit about your experience with this new organization and what playing for Top Tier Roos means to you.

This program that has started is something else! I love the coaches and players. We are a winning team that likes to put up big numbers in the first inning and keep a strong hold the rest of the game with our pitching staff. We have visited lots of cool places and walking around with top tier on your shirt is an honor.

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

My recruiting process came so fast. First, through my high school season one, two schools came calling. Then as the summer progressed my velo started to jump and the day I hit 90, it went off. My coaches really helped on getting the colleges there and interested. Then one day the big schools started coming and my dream came calling and that was it. I wanted to go there and they wanted me,too.

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

The big things that helped me decide where I wanted to go was the location, their player development plan, and what they can make me become as a better person and player. UF had all of those qualities, along with the fact that it's my dream school. That was a deal clincher.

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

Some challenges I will have before I get to campus is proving my self and showing everyone that I can play like a Florida Gator commit.

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

The goals I have as a college baseball player are to be better than I was the day before, everyday focus on accomplishing daily goals, and keep moving to the next level.

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

First I'd like to thank my coaches for guiding me, and coach Miguel Ciaro for always helping me and telling me I got what it takes. I'd like to thank my mom and dad for all the money spent traveling and the millions of baseballs thrown to my brothers and me over the years.

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