2020 MIF/RHP Brock Bevil Commits to Benedictine

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

It is really just the ideal fit for me in the classroom as well as on the diamond. I knew that I wanted to major in some aspect of business and it just so happens that they had just built a brand new, $40 million business building within the past couple of years. And then baseball-wise, I feel that we will have all of the tools to win a National Championship.

You started playing with Top Tier as a 13U, and are now in your sixth year with the program. Tell us what about your experience and what it means to wear the TT’s.

Wearing the TT’s across my chest has actually meant more than anyone could imagine. Literally all it takes to get head turns by coaches at tournaments is them seeing “Top Tier” across your jersey. Also, throughout this process, I have come to the conclusion that Coach Plante knows the majority of college coaches across the nation. It is almost like cheating having Plante and Griff on your side. If I was able to do this all over again, there is no doubt in my mind that I would be playing for Top Tier. It is, hands down, one of the top organizations in the country.

Share one of your favorite Top Tier memories.

There are so many memories that I have created from my 6 years playing with Tier and it is tough to narrow it down to one. Most people’s favorite memory would be something from a game like hitting a walk-off or throwing a no hitter or something along those lines, but not me! My favorite memories are the lifelong friendships and bonds that I have created with the players and the unbelievable coaches. 

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

Many other kids that I know were stressed about the recruiting process, but I just let it play out and didn’t try and force anything. I honestly enjoyed it a lot and just had fun with it. My 17U summer was the most important summer of my life. This is where it all happened. My coaches, Coach Heaney and Coach Musielak, were a huge help because of the networking they had throughout division 3 schools. Coach Joel Bonnett from Benedictine sent me a text on July 15th. After that, I went to visit the campus and met the whole coaching staff and immediately started to feel pretty good about it. I did visit two other division 3 schools and they did not compare to Benedicitine. Finally, I made my decision that I wanted to play college baseball at Benedictine and called Coach Smith on December 11th at 11:33pm and told him I would love to be a part of the family if he was still willing to have me.

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

Initially, when I first started looking for schools, I had one rule; and that was I did not want to go to a university that was smaller than my high school, which has 3,700 kids. But, I quickly figured out that it really was not a deciding factor for it being a fit for me. I also knew that I wanted a strong business program and Benedictine by far won that battle. I knew that I wanted to go to a successful program too, even if that means waiting my turn and working my butt off for an opportunity.

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

For anybody who knows me, they know that I struggle to put on weight. If I had to pick one challenge for me it would 100% be my weight.

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

First and foremost, the most important goal that I have set for myself would be taking care of the “student” aspect in “student-athlete”. Without the student, there would be no athlete. I would like to get quality playing time my freshman year, and then hopefully win a National Championship.

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

The advice I would give would be that dreams don’t work unless you do. All that means is to bust your butt constantly and put in the work and just see where it takes you. It will not just fall into your arms.

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

First of all, I would like to thank my biggest fans and #1 supporters throughout my whole baseball career… My family. I would like to thank my dad, my CFO, who funds everything I need from lessons to paying for me to play. I would like to thank my mom and my sister who really wouldn’t miss a game for the world. I actually don’t know what our life would be like if we were not traveling all summer for baseball. We made little family vacations out of these trips...every weekend. Lastly, I would like to thank all of the quality coaches that I have encountered throughout my time with Top Tier. There are way too many to name but they are the main reason that I am the player I am today. Thank You!

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