Q and A with 2014 Cincinnati Commit: Nick Voss (Moeller HS)

Nick Voss, RHP, Moeller HS, Class of 2014

PBR: Why did you choose Cincinnati?

Voss:I chose Cincinnati because I felt very comfortable with Coach Neal and Coach Heilmann.  I think that they will help me develop into the best pitcher I possibly can.  Also, it is right down the highway for my parents so they can make it to most of the games.

PBR: What other schools were you considering?

Voss: I was also considering Furman, Northern Kentucky, Evansville and Xavier.

PBR:  Coach Neal was just recently hired as the new coach at UC.  How does it feel to be a part of his first recruiting class?

Voss: It feels great. I'm ready to get started!

PBR:  Coach Neal was a big part of the success at why Indiana went to the College World Series.  How quickly do you think that success can transfer to Bearcat baseball?

Voss: I think his success can transfer very quickly because he is bringing a winning energy and attitude to UC that everybody will feed off of.

PBR:  Where did the Coach Neal first see you compete and how did your relationship develop with the rest of the coaching staff?

Voss: I'm not sure where Coach Neal first saw me but we were in contact while he was still at IU.  When he came to UC we began to talk a lot more.

PBR: What role does the coaching staff expect you to play during your first year on campus?

Voss: Just come in and work as hard as I can and compete for some innings.

PBR: How does it feel to be a part of the Moeller baseball tradition?

Voss: It's amazing to play in a program where so much is expected of you.  To play with the same name on the jersey as Barry Larkin and Ken Griffey Jr. is crazy.

PBR:  Last spring Moeller won back to back Division 1 State titles.  How much pressure do you feel to try to three-peat the Championship season

Voss: I think there is always going to be pressure to get to the final four at Moeller.  Everybody will be coming after us but I think our team enjoys having the target on our back.

PBR: Who has had the biggest impact on you as a baseball player?

Voss: My dad has had the biggest impact on me because he got me to fall in love with the game.  He has done a ton for me in the recruiting process.

PBR: Who do you play for in the summer and what was your most exciting experience playing summer ball?

Voss: I play for the Cincinnati Bandits.  It's hard to pick one experience because there were so many great times with my team.

PBR: What were your stats last season for Moeller?

Voss: I was 5-1 with with a 2.0 ERA in 35 innings with a save.

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

Voss: I have to say my Moeller teammate Riley Mahan.