Commitment Corner: 2018 3B Brett Young (Albany Academy HS)

Dan Cevette
President, New York

 One of our top articles in the past year 'Commitment Corner' is back with brand new players from all over the Empire State. We have taken the time to sit down and ask these committed prospects a few questions, helping readers have a chance to learn more about each prospects journey. Let's get started.


Brett Young

Class of 2018 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: Albany Academy
    State: NY
  • Summer Team: Adirondack Heat
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R


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Commitment: VCU

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PBR:  Tell us all about your recruitment process, when it started, and why you decided to commit to VCU?

Young:  I started the recruiting process the summer going into my sophomore year when a coach noticed me during an Adirondack Heat game at a tournament at NEBC. I began to receive several offers in the Northeast, but  in my heart I always knew I wanted to get the opportunity to play down South. I saw VCU play against UMASS in the Spring, and really liked what I saw. I met with Coach Stiffler over the summer and got the chance to tour the campus. After seeing the program that that coaching staff has put together, I knew it was the best place for me to bring my game to the next level.

PBR:  Looking at your skillset on the baseball field, what would you say your biggest strength at the next-level will be?

Young: The projectability of my bat

PBR:  What’s your No. 1 priority going into the Winter in terms of getting prepared for next spring?

Player: My number 1 priority going into the winter is to work on hitting the outside pitch for more power and being able to hit opposite field homerun. I’d also like to get faster, and be all around stronger.

PBR:  Who is your biggest influence when it comes to playing the game of baseball?

Young:  I’d definitely have to say that both my parents are my  biggest influences when it comes to playing the game of baseball. They’ve  been supporting  me ever since I was about three years old, spending countless hours doing whatever it takes to make me the best player possible. My dreams of playing division 1 baseball wouldn’t  have come true if it wasn’t for them.

PBR:  Prep Baseball Report’s No. 1 goal is to provide players with an unrivaled platform filled with next-level exposure through events and multi-media avenues. What’s your experience been with us?

Young:  I have had a great experience with PBR and recommend it to anyone that is trying play college baseball. They gave me the platform to showcase my skills in front of multiple college coaches and I truly don’t think I would be in the situation that I am in without everything that PBR has provided for me.


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