Q&A with Charleston Southern commit Jaret Bennett

Click to edit entry

Follow @PBRMaryland
Facebook & Instagram

By Jerry Shank
Maryland Scouting Director

PBR Maryland strives to be the most comprehensive source of player information across the state. The Prep Baseball Report is the No. 1 resource for high school baseball in each state we cover through our variety of events, boots-on-the-ground scouting staff, daily coverage, and multimedia platforms. Our multimedia platforms and events work in tandem, ultimately creating the most powerful source of high school baseball promotion in each state.  While other organizations take a national approach, our goal is to become the authoritative voice on the ground level of each state.

Interested in attending a PBR Maryland event? Check out our schedule by Clicking Here.

Interested in subscribing to Prep Baseball Report? Click Here.

Today we chat with Charleston Southern commit LHP Jaret Bennett of Colonel Richardson

Jaret BennettName: Jaret Bennett
6-foot-1, 185-pounds
Colonel Richardson
PBR Rank:
No. 12 in MD Ranks, No. 3 LHP

Scouting Report
2.21.15 - Jaret Bennett is a 6-foot-1 185-pound LHP/1B.  As a position player, Bennett showed fluid footwork with average feet and a quick exchange.  He made accurate and consistent throws from his high ¾ arm slot at a velocity of 76 mph. At the plate gets a little long at times with his swing with good balance and smooth load.  Has a level barrel that stays in the zone with an exit velocity of 77 mph.  Bennett projects well on the mound.  Pitching from a high ¾ arm slot, he showed good athleticism in his delivery and a fluid rhythm.  His free and quick arm displayed a velocity of 84 mph maxing out at 86 with run and downhill action.  He threw a 2/8 breaking ball with near fastball arm speed and late break. Throws a split with gradual break at 68 mph and showed feel for a changeup with late fade.  Breaking ball has potential to be power pitch. The very projectable pitcher displays early flashes of being a power arm from the left side and potentially a two way talent. A very intriguing prospect in the 2016 class. 

What made Charleston Southern the right fit for you?
It's south where it's much warmer and located near the city of Charleston. Got a great feeling about the coaching staff and program as a whole.

What was the recruiting process like for you?
The recruiting process happens very quickly. Mostly texts/calls after the initial contact by email. It has it's ups where it can be overwhelming and it's downs.

What other schools did you consider?
College of Charleston, Towson, VCU

What were key factors you were looking for in your college decision?
I wanted to go south. I wanted to be a place where both the coach and I felt I could make an immediate impact. Didn't want a place where you get the generic recruiting stuff that can almost seem dishonest.

BennettWhat are your goals now before you graduate?
Win a state championship.

What are you going to bring to Charleston Southern as a freshman?
A determination to get on the field and do whatever I can to help the team.

Who is the best player you have played against?
Junior Harding

What summer program did you play for and what did you learn with them?
I played for the Maryland Monarchs. I learned a lot about my mechanics and ways to let guys get themselves out.

Do you have any advice for younger players beginning to/going through the recruiting process?
Be patient. The right school will come as long as you're working hard.