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Q&A W) Johnson County Commit: Cam Taylor- Bellevue West

By Brian Feekin
Prep Baseball Report Nebraska

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Cam Taylor 
Class: 2017
Commitment: Johnson County CC
Bellevue West
Height/Weight: 6-foot-1,185-pounds
Throws/Bats: L/L 

PBR: Why did you choose Johnson County? 
I chose Johnson County because, the facilities were pretty solid. The coaches definitely know what they are doing when it comes to improving players' games and making them that much better.

PBR: What other schools were you considering?
Johnson was the first to put out an offer, but I had visited Creighton and had planned to visit Ohio University.

PBR: Where did the coaching staff first see you? How did your relationship develop with them?
The fall of 2016 was the first time I had been to JCCC. It was during a showcase for a fall team. However, I never really got to know the coaches until I had visited the campus earlier this year. They all seemed like they cared about the players and trying to help them reach the next level.

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?
Taylor: Making the commitment was a huge weight lifted from me. I'm glad that I can focus my efforts on getting bigger and better in the offseason now, instead of worrying about if an offer was going to come.

PBR: Was there one deciding factor that put your choice over the top?
Taylor: Coach Shelley was probably the deciding factor. It's not very often you meet a coach that has a sense of humor, but can also get the point across in a manner that is understood. 

PBR: Who has helped you the most to get to where you are today? 
Coach Shockey. I would consider him a second father. It's nice to have a coach that cares that much about helping his players make the kinds of decisions they might be weighed down by. Not to mention, he cares about rest. He doesn't push me to the point of injury and risk burning me out for what my future might hold.

PBR: What were your expectations about the recruiting process? Was it easy/difficult?
Taylor: It was pretty easy. You just have to be able to reach out and be sociable. Not to mention, thinking about a decision that could affect the rest of my career was pretty exciting!

PBR: What plans does the coaching staff have in store for you in your freshman season?
Taylor: They're probably going to evaluate me further in the fall to see where I can help the team in the spring.

PBR: What is your most memorable baseball moment to date?
Taylor: My most memorable baseball moment has to be winning the Metro Championship. It was nice to see the team have fun and produce. I'm glad I got to experience that with the group of guys I had around me.

PBR: Who is the best player that you have competed against?
Definitely Cole Stobbe. That man is an animal.