Q&A with 2017 Indiana University Commit; Elijah Dunham (Evansville Reitz)

By Phil Wade

Director, PBR Indiana

Indiana University and newly hired Head Coach Chris Lemonis received a verbal commitment from 2017 outfielder Elijah Dunham of Evansville Reitz HS.  

PBR: Ultimately, why did you choose IU?

Dunham: I picked IU because I wanted to play for Coach Lemonis. We share the the same faith, and I think he can best prepare me for my ultimate goal which is to play professionally one day. 

PBR: Were there any other schools you were considering?

Dunham: I was also considering Louisville. 

PBR: You just completed your freshman season at Reitz, was there a reason for committing so early?

Dunham: There was no reason for committing early, I just couldn't think of anywhere else I would have wanted to play.

PBR: Where did IU/Coach Lemonis first see you compete?

Dunham: He first saw me at Louisville camp in 8th grade. The first game he saw me in was at a Perfect Game tournament game in Georgia this summer. 

PBR: When did you take your first visit to IU?

Dunham: My first visit was on July 8th.

PBR: Who do you play for in the summer and how has playing for them helped you as a baseball player?

Dunham: I play for the Ironmen out of Louisville, and they have helped me become the ball player I am today.

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

Dunham: My Dad.

PBR: What were your stats this spring at Reitz?

Dunham: My batting average was .371 and my on base percentage was .421.

PBR: Now that you've committed and you have three more years of HS, what will your goal(s) be as a HS player?

Dunham: My goal for HS is to win a 4A state championship.  With the young players we have, it is very possible. 

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