2020 RHP Austin Divello Commits to Coe College

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

The coaches and players that I am going to be around and play with when I get onto campus is what I look forward to most. It is the main reason I chose Coe College in the first place, besides being my school of choice.

You stated playing with Top Tier as a 13U and are now entering your 18U year with the program. Tell us what about your experience and what it means to wear the TT’s.

My experience at Top Tier has been like no other. I first came here after my last year of the other travel team that I was playing for at the time. They took me into the program and organization and really taught me everything I know. They made me a better person along with a better baseball player. I don’t know where my life would be if I didn’t come to Top Tier. Wearing Top Tier to me is like my other family. I know every coach and a lot of the players. The coaches and the players all helped bring me to where I am now.

Share one of your favorite Top Tier memories.

One of my favorite Top Tier moments is when I was playing 16U with Coach Griff and we were playing in Indiana at Grand Park. Our game was against the Top Tier Roos that night. I just had a good four inning start two days before,so I knew there was a chance that I could be coming in relief that night; but Ben was pitching, so I figured he would throw well that game. Around the third or fourth inning Griff told me to get hot in the pen and I started to get excited because I really wanted to throw in that game; and I was possibly going to be in soon. I then went in about a batter later and threw two good innings to keep the game close. I was excited to be able to play against against the Roos in an environment like that.

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

The recruiting process started for me right after I pitched against the Roos. That is when I first started talking with college coaches. I had a couple different schools I was talking to at the time. The colleges had me visit their campuses and showed me what their programs were all about. I ended up fitting in with Coe College the best.

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

My main priorities when deciding on where to commit were the school being affordable, good baseball, strong academics, and close enough for my parents to come watch my games.

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

The challenges I see ahead of me prior to arriving at campus is getting bigger and stronger, as well as understanding my craft better. Also, being as prepared as I can be before getting on campus.

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

Some of the goals that I have set for myself are to be an even better baseball player than I am today. I want to reach for the stars and show the coaches at Coe College that they made the right choice in recruiting me. Another goal is to really take in all the coaches and players have to offer to me get better every day.

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

My advice would be to work hard in school and at practice. Stay in line with that philosophy and everything should work out.

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

I would like to give a shout out to my family and coaches who have helped me get to where I am today. These people have made me who I am and I am very grateful.

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