Q&A with University of Maryland Commit Hunter Parsons
January 27, 2015
By Jerry Shank
Maryland Director of Scouting
Parkside HS senior Hunter Parsons committed to the University of Maryland in 2014. The RHP was a part of a talented Parkside team that advanced all the way to the 2A state championship where they came up just short, losing 3-2. He saved his best for the postseason as he threw a no-hitter in the state quarterfinals which lead to a Parkside victory. Parsons was kind enough to take time out for PBR Maryland and let us all get to know him better.
Why did you choose the University of Maryland?
-- The main reason I chose UMD was because of the coaches. I love the coaching staff and feel that I can work best and perform at my highest playing under them. It is also in state and close to home which is nice.
What other schools were you considering?
-- UNC and Virginia Tech
Now that your commitment is over, what are your goals for your senior year?
-- My goals for senior year is first to graduate and prepare myself for college. Concerning baseball, my goal is to win the State Championship.
What would you like to get accomplished before you step on campus at Maryland?
-- I'd like to improve my mental game for the next level and also work on throwing all 3 pitches more for strikes.
What are you looking forward to the most about Maryland?
-- I'm looking forward to being able to be on the diamond with my future teammates fighting for a trip to Omaha!
Who did you play for over the summer and what was your most memorable experience?
-- I played for Jeff Petty with the EvoShield Canes. My most memorable experience was winning the National Championship in Georgia in July and also winning the World Championship in Florida in October.
Who has been the most influential person over your baseball career and why?
-- The most influential person in my baseball career has been my dad. He raised me playing the game and has supported me all through my career so far.
Who is your favorite MLB player and why?
- My favorite MLB player is Adam Jones. He plays the game hard and always gives 100% and he is a fun player to watch.
What are you going to bring to Maryland as a freshman?
-- I'm going to be a hard worker who is dedicated to success and getting better, I'll be a team player and will support my team.
What is your goal by the end of your freshman year? By the end of your college career?
-- By the end of my freshman year my goal is to be mature enough that any game I am brought into, I can perform highly and play at a more mature level than a typical freshman. By the end of my college career I hope to have developed my skills enough that I can succeed in professional baseball.
Random question: What is your favorite movie and favorite follow on twitter?
-- My favorite movie would have to be either Saving Private Ryan or Remember the Titans. My favorite follower on twitter is Jack Goertzen or @Swacking72.