Q&A With Evansville Commit Nathan Reeder

By Sean McCann
Prep Baseball Report Kansas

First Team All-Sunflower and KABC 6A All-State outfielder Nathan Reeder (Shawnee Mission Northwest HS, 2015) recently announced his commitment to the University of Evansville.

Reeder discusses his spring season, recent commitment, the recruiting process and more with the Prep Baseball Report Kansas staff.

PBR: Why did you choose the University of Evansville ? 

Reeder: Evansville was a great fit for me from a baseball perspective but more importantly academically.  I really felt a family atmosphere from the coaches to the players.

PBR: What role does the coaching staff expect you to play during your first year on campus?

Reeder: They expect me to compete and work hard. 

PBR:  What things do you need to improve on before getting to Evansville?

Reeder: I need to work on all aspects of my game but especially speed on the field and throwing velocity. 

PBR: Outside of your family, who has had the biggest impact on you as a baseball player and why?

Reeder: My good friend and teammate Kyle Klomfahs.  He pushes me everyday to the limit and makes me work hard day in and day out. 

PBR: What were the highlights of your spring season as a team and individually? 

Reeder: Winning against Shawnee Mission East was a team highlight.  For me individually being able to stay consistent all season long is what I am most proud of.

PBR: Tell us about your experience with the Midwest Black Sox organization and things they have helped you with in your development.

Reeder: They basically built me from the ground up.  They improved every single aspect of my game since joining them during my sophomore year. 

PBR What is the best advice you would give other high school players regarding the recruiting process?

Reeder: Get yourself out there.  Go to camps and showcases and work really hard academically.  Work hard and it will pay off. 

PBR: Who are the three toughest Kansas high school pitchers you have faced?

Reeder: Joey Wentz (Shawnee Mission East HS, 2016), Austin Hansen (Olathe Northwest HS, 2015) and Jesse Steinbring (Manhattan HS, 2015)

PBR: You have seen a lot of Kansas high school baseball players over the last several months.  Who is one class of 2015 prospect you think might be flying under the radar that people need to know about and why? (outside of your spring/summer teams)

Reeder: Max Sanborn (Shawnee Mission East HS).  The kid has a great glove in the infield and is a very good pitcher. 

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