Inside the Recruitment: '19 OF Jack Frank commits to Michigan State

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Jack Frank, OF, Strongsville HS, Class of 2019

PBR: Why did you choose Michigan State?

Frank: I knew from the beginning I wanted to play in the BIG Ten. I felt very comfortable around Coach Boss, Coach Sikes, and the coaching staff as a whole. Michigan State is the perfect balance of academics and athletics for me. I think the tradition of being a Spartan is something looked very highly upon and I'm excited to be a part of it.

PBR: What other schools were you considering?

Frank: I visited Wright state, Xavier, Purdue, Ohio State, Michigan State, Michigan, Kent State, and Cincinnati. I gave all of the schools I visited consideration.

PBR: Where did the coaching staff first see you?

Frank: The first time the MSU staff saw me was at the Future games. Before the Future Games I was not on anybody's radar.

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

Frank: The summer team I play for is the Lake Erie Warhawks. My most memorable experience was going to the College World Series last year with my team and competing in a tournament in Omaha.

PBR: You are only a junior, how excited are you to have your commitment out of the way and are you finished with the recruiting process?

Frank: The recruiting process was a lot of fun and something I really enjoyed. At times it became stressful but finding the right school was something I took very seriously. I am happy the recruiting process is over because now I can allow myself to just take every season as an opportunity to get better and have fun playing baseball.

PBR:  You participated in PBR’s Future Games, how much did your performance help your recruiting process?

Frank: The Future Games gave me the opportunity to be seen by every school from around the country at every level. The Future Games changed everything for me, and without it I would not be in this position. The Future Games was an amazing experience and something that can really change a kid’s life.

PBR: What were your expectations about the recruiting process?

Frank: Initially, I wasn't expecting to be recruited this early. Once I realized a number of schools were interested in me, I quickly learned how important this decision was. I heard that recruiting could be both exciting and stressful and I think that is definitely the truth.

PBR: What were your stats this spring season?

Frank: I did not keep stats for my spring season. My first year of high school ball was something I was enjoying and learning for the first time.

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

Frank: The toughest pitcher I faced was Cole Daniels. I faced him at the Future Games, and it was the first time I saw a pitcher throw upper 80's to 90's. It was even more impressive that he was a lefty and had a very good off speed work. It was a lot of fun competing against a guy like Cole.