Inside the Recruitment: 2017 RHP/SS Brenden Bube Commits to Taylor

By Phil Wade

Indiana Executive Director

Lanesville HS RHP/SS Brenden Bube recently committed to Taylor. 

PBR: Why did you choose Taylor? What were some key factors in making your decision?

Bube: I chose Taylor because I felt like I was at home. I loved the atmosphere on campus and I felt like the coaching staff really cared about my well being. 

PBR: Where did they first see you compete?

Bube: Travel ball tournaments over the summer. 

PBR: What other schools were you considering?

Bube: Franklin College and Indiana University Southeast 

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

Bube: My expectations were to just find the right fit for me academically and baseball wise. The recruiting process was very stressful. 

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

Bube: I wanted to attend a college where I was going to win and impact the team right away. 

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?

Bube: The recruiting really picked up this summer and I think just playing in big showcase tournaments with the Indiana Prospects helped me get noticed. 

PBR: At what point in your career did you realize you were a college caliber player and become serious about taking your game to the next level?

Bube: I have always wanted to play college baseball. I don’t think there was really ever a time where I “noticed” I was a college caliber player. I think I built myself into one. 

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

Bube: I can’t pick just one player… Indiana has some really good players. Indiana arguably is one of the best states for pitchers in the country.. Indiana is legit at producing top-notch baseball players.   

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

Bube: Never give up on what you want to do. Set your mind to something and go achieve it, because you only get one chance. If your dreams don’t scare you, then your dreams aren’t big enough. 

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

Bube: I think my most memorable baseball moment would be going to the State Finals last year with Lanesville High School. 

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

Bube: Our high school team will be very solid. We will return 7 starters and have a couple good freshman coming in ready to fill in empty spots. Our expectations are to get back to the State Finals and win. We will have depth and arguably three of the best arms in 1A baseball. We expect to win. We have added 4A schools to our schedule this year because we want to play the best teams we can.  

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

Bube: I played with the Indiana Prospects the past two summers. I think the most memorable experience with them will be all the week long tournaments we attended and all the hotel stays. Also, they had a big roll in my recruiting process. 

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