Q&A with 2015 Kansas Commit: Ty Denzer [Chanhassen HS]




PBR:  Why did you choose University of Kansas?

Denzer:  Once I stepped on campus- it was beautiful.  I felt safe and comfortable.  The facilities were great, I connected with the coaches, and think I will have a chance to be successful.  The weather and chance to compete in the Big XII were also big for me.


PBR:  What other schools were you considering?

Denzer:  Minnesota, N. Illinois, and Bradley


PBR:  What are your thoughts on the recruiting process?

Denzer:  It was nerve wracking at first; wondering if I was going to get a Division 1 opportunity.  Everything started to fall into place the Fall of my junior year.  I enjoyed learning the process of how schools connect with athletes and recruit. It's really been a blessing to have this opportunity.


PBR:  How does it feel to be a Jayhawk?

Denzer:  Relief.  I think I fit in well at the University of Kansas and am excited about attending school and being a student-athlete at the Division 1 level.


PBR:  Now that you have your commitment out of the way- What are your goals individually and team-wise for our senior year?

Denzer:  I want to continue to develop as a player.  My next goal is to be drafted after high school or while I'm in college.  Major League Baseball is a dream.  Like a lot of seniors, I want to do everything I can to help Chanhassen win a State Championship and go out on top.


PBR:  How does it feel to know you have the opportunity to be a Division 1 player?

Denzer:  It didn't seem real at first.  It took awhile to sink in.  I'm excited for the challenge.


PBR:  What person has had the greatest impact on your baseball career?

Denzer:  My Mom and Dad. They've really supported me.  My dad coached me when I was young.  Mostly he taught me the core fundamentals early on.  Especially to do everything the right way from the start- in baseball and in life.


PBR:  Who do play for in the Fall and Summer?

Denzer:  Hit Dawg Academy in Chaska and I've also played for Chandler Baseball out of Pennsylvania in some national tournaments.


PBR:  Who is the best pitcher you've faced in Minnesota?

Denzer:   Corey Binger from Eden Prairie is one.  Good fastball- mixes his pitches- and works in and out a lot.


PBR:  Who is the best position player you've competed against in Minnesota?

Denzer:  Nick Vaage from Prior Lake.  Good hitter that makes consistent hard contact.  Has some power.  But really plays hard. Plays hard all the time.


PBR:  Is there anything else you would like to say?

Denzer:  Of course.....ROCK- CHALK- JAYHAWK!!!!!!