2020 MIF Tony Livermore Commits to Northwestern

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

Being a huge Northwestern fan growing up, I’m most excited for the chance to play for the team I grew up rooting for, and in a ‘Power 5’ conference. I also think NW has a top-notch coaching staff who really want to improve and win. Lastly, the new athletic facilities are off the charts.

You have been with Top Tier since you were 11 years old. Talk about your experience growing up in the program, and what it means to wear the TT.

Growing up in the Top Tier program was great for me because it’s a total baseball culture. Everyone at TT has the same goal, i.e., to get better. TT allowed me to compete at the highest levels, and learn from experienced coaches who know how to get you prepared for the next level. Wearing the TT you are expected to positively represent that culture by respecting the game and playing the right way.

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

The recruiting process was very exciting yet stressful. Because TT provided a lot of exposure for me, I was lucky enough to visit and consider some great programs with excellent coaching staffs, which made my decision really difficult. I felt bad that, in the end, I had to turn down some coaches that I had gotten to know and love. But, all in all, it really was a great experience and I feel extremely blessed.

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

Some of the priorities were, playing in a Power 5 conference, getting a chance to play right away, and getting a quality education.

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

My challenge is to continue to prepare myself, physically and academically, to compete and thrive at the next level.

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

My goal is to be able to compete right away, help my team be successful, and continue to improve as a player. Hopefully, if all goes well, to improve enough to get drafted into pro ball.

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

First, I thank my parents for all their support. I also thank the great coaches I’ve been fortunate enough to play under at TT and in high school, who prepared me to get to this moment. Last but not least, shout out to all my teammates over the years! It’s been a blast!!!


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