Q&A with 2017 Louisville Commit: Trey Leonard

Trey Leonard, OF, Cedar Rapids Washington, Class of 2017

PBR:  Why did you choose University of Louisville?

LEONARD: This was one of my dream schools ever since I watched them play in the CWS when I was younger.

PBR:  What other schools were you considering?

LEONARD: University of Iowa

PBR:  Where did Louisville first see you? How did your relationship develop with the coaching staff?

LEONARD: They first saw me from my showcase with PBR Iowa.  The relationship developed because of my hitting coach Tim Evans and PBR.  I feel very close to and comfortable with their coaching staff already.

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

LEONARD: I’m willing to play whatever role Coach McDonnell needs me to play to help them win games.

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

LEONARD: Tim Evans

PBR: What have you worked on/improved since last year?

LEONARD: I spent a lot of time this past off season working on bunting and I’m focusing now on getting better reads off the bat when playing OF.

PBR: Who is the toughest player that you have faced in Iowa?

LEONARD: Senior catcher from Dubuque Senior HS David Janes.

PBR:  Are you excited to be done with your decision and recruiting?

LEONARD: Very excited! I feel like the pressure is off now. I can concentrate on school and improving as a player.