Inside the Recruitment: '17 1B/OF C.J. Drogosch commits to Wayne State



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Inside the Recruitment: '17 1B/OF C.J. Drogosch commits to Wayne State

C.J. DrogoschCJ Drogosch, 1B/OF, Bloomfield Hills, 2017

PBR: Why did you choose Wayne State?
CJ: I chose Wayne State University because I absolutely love it there. It's the best fit for me and I couldn't be walking into a better situation. I have been fortunate enough to get the chance to become really close with the entire coaching staff and it is an amazing staff. I couldn't be more appreciative of the offer they have given me and the opportunity they have presented me with. The city of Detroit is booming right now and it will be very cool to be a part of its revival. There are endless opportunities and a web of connections in the city. So many new things are being built on campus and in the rest of Detroit. I like all of the players on the team and the success they have had in years past. It is also pretty special that my dad and his dad went there, and I will continue their legacy. I can't wait to be able to make an impact for Coach Kelley and the rest of Wayne State baseball.

PBR: What other schools were you considering?
CJ: I would like to thank every school that had an interest in me. In the end, I narrowed it down to Wayne State and Western Michigan. Western Michigan is a great college, but I was drawn more to Wayne State and felt more comfortable there. I am thankful for my family helping to guide me along this process. I chose what I felt was the right decision for me and for them, as well. I am tremendously blessed that I can now say I am going to play college baseball and carry on my career at the next level.

PBR: Where did the coaching staff first see you?
CJ: The coaching staff first saw me at the beginning of the summer at one of our summer ball tournaments. They then continued to track me and actually were at almost all of our tournaments. Initially, I was invited on an unofficial visit in the summer to get to know the coaching staff better and get a tour of the campus. I went on an official visit during the school year and my relationships with the coaches/players grew even more. I feel fortunate that I've now been in contact with the coaches for months.

PBR: What team do you play for in the summer and what is your most memorable moment?
CJ: I play for A. Green travel baseball in the summer. My most memorable moment was just how close the guys were with each other. We became one family and never failed to find something to do in cities that were in the middle of nowhere. We have countless inside jokes and phrases we say to one another. I think it's great how we still talk to each other and it's not even in season. We played the game with so much passion and energy. Every single person on the team played a role.

PBR: What were your expectations about the recruiting process?
CJ: I didn't have that many expectations for the recruiting process to be honest. I didn't know what to expect. I just knew I wanted to play college baseball and it didn't matter where, as long as I found the right fit.

PBR: What were your stats last spring season?
CJ: I batted .355 last spring season in high school and I had a .458 average for A. Green in the summer with 28 RBIs and 25 runs scored. I had an incredible time playing for Coach Frank DiVito at Bloomfield and I am pumped for our upcoming season. Coach Glenn Ross, Coach Eric Kuster, Coach Paul Anglin, and Coach Dave Dohanos of A. Green were phenomenal, too. They had faith in my abilities and put their trust in me to come through on many occasions.

PBR: Who is the toughest pitcher that you have faced?
CJ: The toughest pitcher that I have faced was Matt Dockman from the Ohio Elite. He threw low-90s and had good off-speed stuff. He was a lefty committed to play at Duke.