Inside the Recruitment: '17 3B Cameron Kaiser commits to Walsh

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Cameron Kaiser, 3B, Olentangy HS, Class of 2017

PBR: Why did you choose Walsh?

Kaiser:  I chose Walsh University because I really like Coach Mead and his staff.  The team and University felt like the right fit for me.

PBR: What other schools were you considering?

Kaiser:  I was also looking at Eastern Kentucky, Ohio and Tri-C.

PBR: Where did the coaches first see you? How did your relationship develop with him?

Kaiser:  One of the assistant coaches saw me over the summer and then again in the fall with my team, Triple Crown Royals.  I talked a few times with the coaches and then went for a visit.  Coach Mead is interested in how to develop each player on and off the field.

PBR: Now that you have your commitment out of the way, what are your goals both individually and for the team for the rest of your senior season?

Kaiser:  My biggest goal for my senior year is to help take our high school team to a state championship.  We made a great run last year and came up short.  I want to have fun, play hard and give Olentangy a state championship.  Individually, I want to get back to pitching this year and make first team all-state.

PBR: Was the recruiting process everything that you expected?

Kaiser:  The recruiting process is tough.  You talk to a lot of coaches at different times, which can be a lot to think about.  There are definitely ups and downs.  You really have to be patient and find the right fit academically as well as on the field. 

PBR: What team do you play for in the summer and what is your most memorable experience?

Kaiser:  I play for Triple Crown Royals in the summer.  We have a great group of guys who leave it all on the field.  My most memorable experience was winning our final tournament of the season on a walk-off at Wright State

PBR: Who is the toughest pitcher that you have faced in Ohio?

Kaiser:  My teammate, Andrew Magno who is now playing at The Ohio State University, when we did intersquad scrimmages.