2020 INF Dylan Whitney Commits to Johns Hopkins

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

The most exciting part about Johns Hopkins is being able to work with one of the most successful coaches in D3 baseball and getting the chance to compete for a national championship every year. 

You have been playing with Top Tier since you were 12 years old. Tell us about your experience and what it means to wear the TT’s. 

Playing for Top Tier for the past seven seasons has been one of the most influential experiences of my life and I’ve made some amazing friendships along the way. Wearing the TT’s means being competitive and mentally tough in every thing you do. 

Share one of your favorite Top Tier memories.

My favorite Top Tier memory was our 1 am game at Grand Park against Bulls Black in 15u. The tournament has gotten a ton of rain outs so we both agreed to play under the lights at 1 am. The cages didn’t have lights so we pulled the cars into the grass and put the headlights on so that we could take bp pregame. It is still one of the most intense games I’ve ever played in. 

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

I met one of the Johns Hopkins coaches at a camp I did in New York. After that, everything moved pretty quickly and I flew out for a visit and decided right afterwords that it was the right fit. 

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

The main pieces that I looked for during the recruiting process were academics, coaching staff, and how winning the program was. 

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

Before I get to campus, I want to get stronger and faster and win a state championship with my high school team this spring.
 
What are some of the goals you have set for yourself as a college baseball player?

I want to win a starting spot as a freshman, win a national championship, and be an academic all-American. 

If you could give one piece of advice to all of the younger players coming up, what would it be?

Don’t listen to limits that other people set for you, define your own expectations. 

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

I want to say thank you to Coach Kenny, Coach Phelps, and Coach Plante for teaching me to play Baseball the right way and helping me throughout the recruiting process.

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