2019 RHP Nathan Rintz Commits to University of Arkansas

Nathan Rintz has been honing his skills on the mound with Top Tier since the age of 12 years old. He first started working with Seth Kenny for a year, before joining Top Tier full time the following year at the age of 13. Since then, he has worked diligently and spent countless hours late at night training in Top Tier's facility, honing his craft and searching for ways to continue his own improvement.

All of the hard work is proving fruitful. After having a strong 15u summer with the Top Tier Americans, strong showing at the Prep Baseball Report 2019 Top Prospect Games, Nathan caught the eye of many college recruiters with a firm breaking ball and fastball that can run up to 87 mph. After it was all said and done his dream school, Arkansas, came away the favorite as he decided to join fellow Top Tier alums, Brendan Heiss and Matt Burch. Nathan called coach Tony Vitello, Arkansas's recruiting coordinator, and shared the good news with him.

"It's been my dream school since day 1" said Rintz. He went on to talk a litle bit more about how the recruiting process went for him. "The recruiting process was harder than I thought.You have to keep a positive attitude and keep updating your goals. Building a strong relationship with the coaching staffs was the key."

When asked about what set the Razorbacks above the rest of the field he said, "The coaching staff, their facilities, and the atmosphere. The relationships between the coaches and players was genuine and you can tell they have a great bond."

It's not about being satisfied with where he is now though. Rintz understands that this is just a mere stepping stone, and the real work is now only just beginning.

"Keeping up with the level of competition that is expected of me as a college recruit is driving me to work towards being an impact player from the first day I step foot on campus. The goal is not to get a scholarship; that's a stepping stone to the real goal- pitching in front of 10,000 screaming fans on a Friday night at Baum Stadium is what it's all about."

Rintz also wanted to make sure he showed thanks to the people who he says helped him get to where he is now.

"I want to give thanks to my Mom, Dad, and Brother for encouraging me to be the best that I can be. A huge shout out to Top Tier Baseball for pushing me to work my hardest on and off the field. Expect Greatness!!!"

And even though he still has 3 more years of high school before he ever gets to Arkansas, he is up to the new task at hand; continue to work and see how good he can be at the end of each day.

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