Q&A with Maryland Commit Tyler Blohm



By Jerry Shank
Maryland Director of Scouting

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Spalding 2016 Tyler Blohm committed to Maryland last year.  The projectable left handed pitcher took some time out with PBR Maryland to talk about his decision.

What was the recruiting process like for you?

+ The recruiting process started early. I didn't know what to expect going in, so I kept open interests and kept in contact with many schools. I started to narrow down colleges and went after them. Once offers came in, I was ready to talk to my family and make my final decision.

What were the key factors you were looking for in your school?

+ Key factors I was looking for in a school were, first and foremost, academics. Academics is very important to me and is a necessity to succeed later in life. Factors that went along with academics were playing time, coaching staff, and the campus.

When did things heat up in your recruitment?

+Things started to heat up over this past summer a fall. I started working with a new pitching coach and joined the Evoshield Canes. During the fall I pitched well and interests came in along with pro scout interests.

What was the biggest factor in the school you finally chose to attend?

+ The biggest factor was the combination of outstanding Education and the stellar baseball program Maryland has to offer. With the great coaching staff and determination for greatness, it made it easy to choose University of Maryland.

What other schools were you considering?

+ Maryland, College of Charleston, ECU, VT, South Carolina, VCU.

What has been the biggest moment in your baseball career?

+ The biggest moment in my baseball career so far was playing in Jupiter, Florida with the Evoshield Canes. It was an experience I will never forget pitching in front of so many scouts.

Who do you play for over the summer? Why did you decide to play for them?

+ Over the summer I play for the Evoshield Canes under Jeff Petty. I decided to play for the Canes because they are a very well-known organization with a great reputation and strive for greatness on the baseball diamond. They have a family like atmosphere and is an overall stellar organization.

Is there a MLB player that you would compare your style of play with?

+ My style of play is to be compared to Cliff Lee. We have very similar mechanics and posture during our delivery. He goes as hard as he can for as long as he can in games and is a workhorse.