Inside the Recruitment: '17 INF Justin Fugitt commits to Purdue

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Justin Fugitt, INF, Hilliard Darby HS, Class of 2017

PBR: Why did you choose Purdue?

Fugitt: I chose Purdue because of they have a quality academic program. Also I think Coach Wasikowski can help us win championships, and develop me as a player.

PBR: What other schools were you considering?

Fugitt: I also had interest in Bowling Green.

PBR: Coach Wasikowski is in new era at Purdue.  How does it feel to be a part of his first recruiting class?

Fugitt: It feels really good, the way he recruited me is another thing I really liked about him from the start.

PBR: Your high school teammate Corey Brooks has also committed to the Boilermakers.  How much of a role did he play in your decision?

Fugitt: Before Cory had committed I already knew that I was very interested in Purdue. So once he told me he was going, it solidified my decision.

PBR: How does it feel to be a part of a Division 1 baseball program?

Fugitt:Feels great! I can't wait to be apart of the boilermaker baseball family.

PBR: Who do you play for in the summer and what was the most memorable experience from this summer?

Fugitt:I play for the Ohio Independence, my favorite summer memory was hanging around with my teammates and having fun on the field with them!

PBR:  Your dad is your high school coach at Hilliard Darby.  What was it like to play for your father throughout your high school career?

Fugitt: It's been great, it's almost like we are on the same page when it comes to games and situations. We've had great success and it's because of him!

PBR: What were your stats last spring season?

Fugitt: I hit .360 with 28 runs scored and 12 rbi's as the lead off batter for Darby.