Q and A with 2013 Akron Commit: Jonny Nottingham (Massillon Jackson HS)



Jonny Nottingham, RHP, Massillon Jackson HS, Class of 2013

PBR: Why did you choose Akron?

Nottingham: Akron has great facilities. I built a very good relationship with all of the coaches throughout the recruiting process and believe that they can help me get to the next level.

PBR: What other schools were you considering?

Nottingham: Kent State, Ohio University, Winthrop, Evansville, Cincinnati

PBR: Where did the Akron coaches first see you?  How did your relationship develop with them?

Nottingham: I attended Akron's camp last October, then saw them at almost every PBR showcase. I talked to coach Ford regularly and felt very comfortable with the coaches.

PBR:  You recently attended PBR’s Top Prospect Showcase.  How did that help you in the recruiting process?

Nottingham: The PBR showcase helped me display my skills in front of schools that I was interested in.  

PBR: You have made your commitment very early.  Why did you chose to make your decision so soon and are you finished with the recruiting process?

Nottingham: I committed because I knew Akron was the school I wanted to go to. Yes I think Akron is a great fit for me.

PBR: What role do the coaches expect you to play your first year on campus?

Nottingham: They expect me to come in and compete out of the bullpen right away.

PBR:  What team do you play for in the summer?

Nottingham: Ohio Elite (Valentine)

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

Nottingham: My dad definitely has the most impact on me as a baseball player. He is always helping me out and supporting me with everything.

PBR: What were your stats this spring season at Massillon Jackson?

Nottingham: I had a 6-1 record. I pitched 39 innings with 54 strikeouts. 2.4 ERA

PBR: Who is the toughest hitterer that you have faced in Ohio?

Nottingham: Dom Iero