No. 50 Ranked Jordan Young Discusses His Commitment to Vincennes

By Phil Wade

Director, PBR Indiana

Jordan YoungMcCutcheon RHP/1B Jordan Young recently committed to Vincennes University and Head Coach Chris Barney.  Young, ranked No. 50 in Indiana's 2014 class, was a member of Team Indiana at the 2012 Midwest Future Games and also participated in last summer's Top Prospect Games.   

The 6-foot-2, 210 pound senior has been up to 86 mph on the mound with late run.  In the field he works well around the bag at first base with good defensive actions. At the plate he possesses good bat speed (93 mph exit velo) with gap to gap power.  

Below, Young discusses his commitment to Vincennes:

PBR: Ultimately, why did you choose Vincennes? 

Young: It was the right fit for me academically.  It has a big campus feel, the athletic facilities are among some of the best I have seen, and I really liked the coaching staff. 

PBR: What other schools did you consider? 

Young: Elmhurst, Wabash, Franklin and Florence-Darlington in South Carolina. 

PBR: Where did Vincennes first see you compete?

Young: This summer.

PBR: What do the coaches expect of you when you first arrive on campus? 

Young: They expect me to come in and work hard in the fall and will hopefully find myself in the starting rotation in the Spring.  

PBR: You were a member of Team Indiana at the 2012 Midwest Future Games, what was that experience like? 

Young: It was an honor to be invited and was a great experience playing against the top players in the Midwest. 

PBR: You play with the Indiana Bulls during the summer, how have they helped you as a baseball player? 

Young: The Bulls have played an integral part in my success. The coaches ( Dan Held, Quinn Moore, and Ryan Bunnell) have provided me with the guidance and leadership to become a better player. They have also put me in front of some of the best competition in the nation. The time I spent with them over the last two summers will not be forgotten. 

PBR: Who is the toughest hitter you've faced in Indiana? 

Young: The toughest hitter I faced this year was TJ Collett. 

PBR: What is your most memorable moment as a baseball player? 

Young: Hitting a walk-off Home run in Cooperstown to get us to the Championship game. 

PBR: Who has had the biggest impact on you as a baseball player? 

Young: My Father, because he has always pushed me to work hard academically, athletically and to always be humble. 

PBR: Now that you've committed, what are your goals heading into the high school season?

Young: To get stronger, quicker, and to lead McCutcheon back to the State Finals.

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