Q and A with 2015 Oakland Commit: Bradley Hull (Gahanna Lincoln HS)

Bradley Hull, MIF, Gahanna Lincoln HS, Class of 2015

PBR: Why did you choose Oakland?

Hull:  I choose Oakland for a couple reasons.  I really like the Coaches there and I really liked the school size and campus as well.  Their move to the Horizon is great too.
PBR: What other schools were you considering?

Hull:  I had been talking to a couple D-1 coaches and a couple D-2 coaches.  I really wasn’t serious about anything right now.  The offer came earlier than I thought, so to say I was considering other schools would be wrong.  I believe the fit is right for me at this point.
PBR: Where did coaching staff first see you? How did your relationship develop with them?

Hull:  Coach Musachio first saw me at a camp about a year ago.  He then saw me play this Spring but then saw me about 6 times this summer.  It was early summer that I called him and then started calling him on a weekly basis.  Our relationship grew from there. 

PBR: Your high school teammate, Cole Gibson is also an Oakland recruit.  How of much of an influence did he have on your decision?

Hull:   Having known how the recruiting process works, I never expected to play with anyone that I knew or was teammates with.  Of course you always talk to friends and wish that it could happen but I never expected it to.  Once I was offered, it didn’t influence my decision because I knew I had to do what was best for me but it sure didn’t hurt knowing that he was going to be with me there for another 4 years after high school.
PBR: You are only a Junior, why did you decide to make your decision so early? Are you finished with the recruiting process?

Hull:  Again, I never expected to get an offer this early but once I got it and was able to process everything and sit down with my parents it became very clear to me that this was a great opportunity.  Being able to secure my future at a place I really liked was important.  I am done with the recruiting process.
PBR: What role do the coaches expect you to play your first year on campus? 

Hull:  That was a question that I never asked Coach when I committed.  He has talked to me about how much he likes my defensive tools.  I told him that I just want to do whatever is best for the team and help in any way I can once I get on campus.  There is a lot of time before I get to campus and I’m sure a lot can change anyway.
PBR:  Your high school team, Gahanna, made it to the Final Four last year. What are your team expectations for this year and do you feel pressure to make it back to Huntington Park?

Hull:  Our team expectations never change.  We always strive to win our league, a district title and go to States.  We have been very successful winning 4 District Titles in the last 6 years.  Last year everything fell together and we were led by a strong senior class who put it on the line every day.  It was a great experience to be a part of.  I don’t feel we are under pressure to return but we will do what we can to get there.  We do return some great talent led by the best player I’ve ever played with in Evan White and if our pitching is like we know it can be we will always have a shot.
PBR: Who has had the biggest impact on you as a baseball player?

Hull:  Easiest question to answer.  My biggest impact has come from my Dad.  He was a coach at Gahanna for a long time and I was always with him at practice and hanging out with the players when I was young.  I had the opportunity to see/meet some great players and learn from them along with going to some great colleges on recruiting trips and meeting some great college coaches.  My dad has helped so many others get to the next level so having him in my corner and as my dad is pretty special.
PBR: Who do you play for in the summer and what is your most memorable moment?

Hull:  I play for the Ohio Warhawks Baseball Club in the summer.  I really don’t have a most memorable moment from the summer.  I absolutely love my teammates and every day I get to play with them is great.
PBR: Who is the toughest pitcher that you have faced in Ohio?

Hull:  I got to face several pitchers that throw for the Midland Sluggers.  They all throw very well and were equally tough.  To be very honest though, the best arms that I get to face are at our own practices.  Alec Tuohy(Buffalo), Boomer Lowe(Sinclair CC Recruit), Mason Daniels(Elon Recruit) and Cole Gibson(Oakland Recruit) make it a challenge everyday.