My Dad has been my baseball coach my entire life. I have seen my Dad constantly on the phone and talking to coaches in person at many of our tournaments. For my recruitment, Coach Mattingly (Asbury University) was giving a lesson at the PIT one night and saw me throw a bullpen session. He spoke to my Dad during this visit. Before we got home Coach Mattingly texted my dad and asked him if I would be interested in taking a visit to Asbury.
During the Fall of 2017 I was taking several college visits and had the opportunity to travel to Asbury and visit the campus. I truly enjoyed the visit and had a great conversation with Coach Cervantes and he offered me a scholarship. After several months of thinking about my future I decided to accept the scholarship offer from Asbury University.
I believe that if it wasn't for my Dad building relationship with coaches and playing in top showcase tournaments that our team would have had so many scholarship athletes (14 of 16 will play in college).
Chase Thomas, Eastern HS, RHP