PBR IA Commitment Spotlight: '21 Jackson Wentworth- Waukee

Rob Allison
Prep Baseball Report Iowa

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PBR:  Why did you choose the college you did?
WENTWORTH: I selected Kansas State because I like the campus layout and how the facilities are close together.  The baseball players room together in an apartment campus near the baseball field and facilities.  I liked how the coaches spent time getting to know me as a person and student.  KSU is also making great investments into the baseball program; investing $15 million into the field, stadium and practice facilities over the next year.

PBR:  What other schools were you considering?
WENTWORTH: Iowa and Creighton

PBR:  Where did they first see you? How did your relationship develop with the coaching staff?
WENTWORTH: I first went to KSU in January of 2018 to a showcase camp and the coaching staff liked how I was hitting and pitching.  But after the college season, that coaching staff left and a new coach took over; Pete Hughes.  Then I returned January 2019 to a pitching and hitting camp and caught the attention of the new coaching staff.   We spoke quite a bit over the two day camp and over the phone following the camp.

PBR: What role do you expect to play your first year on campus?
WENTWORTH: I looking forward to competing for a position in the field and a spot in the pitching rotation.

PBR: Who has had the biggest impact on you as a baseball player?
WENTWORTH: My dad, my mom and my three older brothers have supported my baseball career.

PBR: What have you worked on/improved since last year?
WENTWORTH: I have changed some mechanics in my throwing which has enhanced my throwing velocity and improve my control. I have also focused on staying healthy during the season and improving my strength and conditioning.

PBR: Who is the toughest player that you have faced in Iowa?
WENTWORTH: Aaron Downs because he is a tough out.  He puts in a lot of work off the field. 

PBR:  What are your thoughts on the recruiting process? Any advice for future players in your position.
WENTWORTH: It was good.  It gives you a real sense of accomplishment for all the hard work you put in does pay off.  But also knowing that getting that offer is not a destination, but a milestone and a great opportunity to continue your baseball career.  Look for opportunities to stand out by doing what works best for you and look to compete at the highest level you can.  Love what you do, because there is only so much time left to play this amazing sport!