Q&A with Concordia Commit AJ Cotton from Gretna High School

By Brian Feekin
Prep Baseball Report Nebraska

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Name: AJ Cotton
Class: 2017
Commitment: Concordia
Position: C/RHP

Height/Weight: 6-foot-4, 215 pounds
Throws/Bats: R/L
State Ranking: 40

PBR: Why did you choose Concordia?
Concordia just felt like the right fit to me. Also to help further my education and athletic capabilities.

PBR: What other schools were you considering?
I was considering Buena Vista University, Midland University, Kirkwood CC, Northwestern, Augustana, and a few others.

PBR: Where did the coaching staff first see you? How did your relationship develop with them?
Concordia's coaching staff first saw me through in game and highlight videos. My relationship developed with them when I went on my visit.

PBR: Do you feel relieved now that the process is over and you can just focus on baseball and not deal with everything that goes into picking a school?

I feel very relieved that the process is over.

PBR: Was there one deciding factor that put your choice over the top?
No not really. The deciding factor was between a handful of traits that I was looking in for a school that could fit my needs.

PBR: Who has helped you the most to get to where you are today?
I feel that it has been my parents who have helped me the most through this process

PBR: What were your expectations about the recruiting process? Was it easy/difficult?
I am not really sure. Personally it felt difficult but in reality the process went by pretty smooth.

PBR: What plans does the coaching staff have in store for you in your freshman season?
For freshman year I will be a utility player at C, P, outfield, and 1st.

PBR: What is your most memorable baseball moment to date?
The most memorable baseball moment was when I played on the 2016 USA Midwest NTIS team in Cary, North Carolina.

PBR: Who is the best player that you have competed against?
I have played against Jordan Adell in the Perfect Game WWBA tournament in fall 2016.

PBR: Going into your senior season, what are you expectation for your team?
Going into my senior season my expectations for my team are to have a solid squad that can take state this year.

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