Inside the Recruitment: 2017 3B Chad Garisek Picks Saint Joseph's

By Phil Wade

Indiana Executive Director

Zionsville 2017 3B Chad Garisek committed to Saint Joseph's last month.  

PBR: Why did you choose St. Joe's? What were some key factors in making your decision?

Garisek: I liked the coaches and what they have to offer. I liked how the coaches attended over 20 of my games. They also know my strengths and weaknesses. 

PBR: Where did they first see you compete?

Garisek: During my High school season and throughout the summer.

PBR: What other schools were you considering?

Garisek: Purdue and Butler.

PBR: What were your expectations about the recruiting process? Was it as expected? Easy/Difficult?

Garisek: I didn't know what to expect, but the process went smooth. 

PBR: What were you looking for out of a college program to continue you baseball career?

Garisek: I wanted to be able to contribute as a freshman and the coaches really made me feel comfortable.  The school also offers the program I want to study.

PBR: When did the recruiting process really start to heat up for you?  Was there a particular game or event that you feel turned the corner for you?

Garisek: The recruiting process started heating up in the summer.  During the state tournament when we played Carmel.

PBR: Who is the best player you've faced in Indiana?

Garisek: I would have to say its a tie between Skylar Szynski and Michael McAvene.

PBR: What advice would you give to young baseball players striving to get where you are?

Garisek: Work hard and always believe in yourself.

PBR: What is the most memorable moment in your baseball career to this point?

Garisek: Playing for a state championship.

PBR: Preview your high school season for us.  How do you feel your team will be?  What are your expectations and goals?

Garisek: I believe we will surprise some people and our goal is to make it back to the state finals.

PBR: Where do you play in the summer?  What has been your most memorable experience with them?

Garisek: I played for the Indiana Bulls black and the summer of my 16 year old season at the WWBA when we made it to the playoffs out of 364 teams.

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