Q and A with 2014 North Carolina Commit: Cameron Varga (CHCA)

Cameron Varga, RHP, CHCA, Class of 2013

PBR: Why did you choose North Carolina?

Varga:  It's my dream school!  It is one of the top academic schools in the country and obviously they are one of the best Universities for baseball.  But I really choose UNC because of my relationship with the Coaches and the fact that I believe that they will help me accomplish my goals on and off the field.   Coach Fox has a proven record of success as a head coach, but more importantly he really cares about his players.  Throwing philosophy was also very important to me and Coach Forbes and I really connected on the pitching side of things.

PBR: What other schools were you considering?

Varga: South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Kentucky, Stanford, Clemson, Georgia, North Carolina State, Georgia Tech, Auburn, Tennessee, Mississippi State, etc...

PBR:  When did you first visit NC?

Varga: I visited UNC with my family in January

PBR:  You were originally committed to Florida.  How much of factor did moving to Ohio affect your change of heart in your final decision?

Varga:  Our move to Ohio is the reason I de-committed from Florida... I wanted to play college ball within 8 hours or less of our home so my family can drive to see me play in college.

PBR: You are only a Junior, how important was it to make you college decision so early?  Are you finished with the recruiting process?

Varga: I didn't feel rushed at all in making my decision, it was just a matter of finding the perfect fit for me and North Carolina was it.  Yes, the recruiting process is over for me and I am excited that now I can completely focus on my last two years of High School baseball at CHCA.

PBR: How has your move to Ohio been so far?  Do you think the colder Ohio weather will affect your performance on the baseball field this spring?

Varga: I love it here in Ohio, our team at CHCA is like a family and that has made the transition for me really easy.  The weather will obviously be different from Florida, but honestly to me it comes down to preparation and making sure I do what's necessary for me to get myself ready.

PBR: What is your biggest strength as a player and how do you feel that you will help North Carolina?

Varga: I think my biggest strength as a player is my competitiveness and my desire to get better every day and in every aspect of my game.  

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

Varga: Without question my dad has had the biggest impact on me, not just as a player but as a person as well. We have spent countless hours together on the field and I definitely wouldn't be where I am today without him. He has always made my sister and I his number one priority and has taught me that there is so much more than just baseball, and that my relationship with God and my family are the most important things in life.

PBR:  Who will you be playing for this summer and what is has been your most memorable baseball moment?

Varga: I will be playing for the East Cobb Braves this summer and coach Kevin Baldwin out of Atlanta, GA. My most memorable moment in baseball was my experience this past summer playing for USA Baseball.

PBR:  What were you stats last spring in Florida?

Varga: Last year I was a closer and pitched in 9 games, 2-0, 7 Saves, .74 ERA, 12.1 IP, 21 K, 5 BB, 2 R, 1 ER, 7 H

PBR:  Who is the best hitter that you have faced nationally?

Varga: Last year while playing for the 18U USA Team we played the Collegiate National team and I faced Michael Lorenzen from Cal State Fullerton.  He is the best that I have faced so far.