Q&A with Towson Commit Skyler Morris

By Jerry Shank
Maryland Director of Scouting
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Skyler MorrisBoys’ Latin School of Maryland Senior Skyler Morris committed to Towson University in 2014.  The RHP / INF was kind enough to take some time out for PBR Maryland and let us all get to know him a little better. 

Why did you choose Towson?

--Towson is close to home and was in need of more pitching. I liked what they had to offer on and off the field. The campus and academic life seem very nice and I can't wait to go there.

What other schools were you considering?

--I was considering UMass Lowell, Westchester, Philadelphia University, UMBC, and Delaware

Now that your commitment is over, what are your goals for your senior year?

--My goals are to finish my senior year strong both on and off the field. I want to finish with my grades higher than they have ever been before and to get physically stronger on the field as well.

What would you like to get accomplished before you step on campus at Towson?

--I want to get stronger and build more muscle for my freshman year at Towson.

 What are you looking forward to the most about Towson?

 --I'm really looking forward to earning my spot on the roster. I know it's not just going to be handed to me and the challenge is what makes me better. I'm excited to push myself and find just what my limits are. The classes will be great. I've heard a lot of good things about the academics at Towson and I'm ready for the challenge.

Who did you play for over the summer and what was your most memorable experience?

--I played for the Oriolanders. My most memorable experience is just traveling with the team and being surrounded by the guys I can now call my brothers. I loved building bonds with truly talented players that I hope to see on the field next year.

Who has been the most influential person over your baseball career and why?

--My dad has definitely been the most influential person to my baseball career. He pushes me every day to get my work done and makes sure I have a planned schedule. He makes sure I don't lose my focus and reminds me that it is a privilege to play college baseball.

Who is your favorite MLB player and why?

--My favorite baseball player would have to be Adam Jones. He works hard every day and plays with real heart. You can tell that he loves the game and has a deep passion for it. He is an inspiration and the true definition of a baseball player.

What are you going to bring to Towson as a freshman?

--I'm definitely the type of player that keeps a level head during a game. I will help other players through frustrating times whether it be a strike out at the plate or a bad outing on the mound. I never give up and I will try to become a leader to set the bar high so the team can prosper.

What is your goal by the end of your freshman year?  By the end of your college career?

--My goal is to be a two way ball player. I am going to Towson as a pitcher but I plan to also try to play short stop. My goal at the end of my freshmen year is to be a part of a winning season and to have cemented my spot on the team. By the end of my college career I want to complete my degree and move on to professional baseball.  I want to work in sports psychology and hopefully that can also be beneficial on the diamond. 

Random question:  What is your favorite movie?

--My favorite movie is Good Will Hunting.

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