2021 1B/OF George Korompilas Commits to Bradley

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

Bradley University has amazing athletic facilities (Louisville Slugger Dome + Dozer Park) and very high academics. Bradley University just completed a brand new state of the art business school. Also, Bradley plays in a highly-competitive baseball conference, the Missouri Valley Conference.

You are now in your second year with Top Tier. Tell us what about your experience and what it means to wear the TT’s?

Being a part of Top Tier’s program is special because you can expect to get the most out of yourself through all parts of your craft. There is a tradition of excellence here at Top Tier and we all have a competitive edge to make each other better.

Share one of your favorite Top Tier memories.

This past summer, my team and I had a blast getting to know each other more and forming a bond. As we spent nearly every weekend of the summer with each other, there was never a dull moment on the road.

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

Personally, my recruiting process was slightly different than others. In August, going into my Junior year, I underwent surgery on my hip. I was unable to attend any collegiate camps. Therefore, I believe I was put at a disadvantage. However, I was fortunate that several schools continued to follow me over the past few years and eventually offered me scholarships.

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

I wanted to go to a school that had a combination of high academics, a solid baseball program that plays in a competitive conference, and a school that is as committed to me as much as I am committed to them.

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

Before I get to Bradley, I know that I have to fine-tune my skills as a player, so I am prepared and mature enough to compete at the next level right away. Additionally, it is important that I stay healthy and maintain a routine. This will benefit me as I get closer to making the move.

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

As a Freshman, I want to make an impact as soon as possible. I know that comes with hard work and determination, which I am prepared to continue. Also, I want to keep improving my game and excelling at the next level. Lastly, I want to put myself into a position of playing professional baseball in the future.

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

Do not take your grades and schooling for granted. It is important to get ahead and stay ahead from the beginning. Stay on your schoolwork because colleges take grades and scores very seriously.

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

My coaches from Top Tier have pushed me and have supported me since my first day with the program. I am grateful to be apart of the TT family. I want to thank my immediate family because without them I wouldn’t be in the position I am today. Especially my father, he has made endless sacrifices for me. He is always trying to find the best ways to help me achieve my dreams and my ambitions. My dad always keeps me honest and looks out for my best interest. From the late nights of him throwing batting practice to me, to the early morning wake ups for some more bp. I could not be more thankful to have my dad in my corner.

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