Q and A with 2015 Oakland Commit: Nick Parr (Olentangy LIberty HS)

Nick Parr, RHP, Olentangy Liberty HS, Class of 2015

PBR: Why did you choose Oakland?

Parr: I believe it is the right fit for me. They gave me a good offer and the opportunity to play two ways. 

PBR: What other schools were you considering?

Parr: I was getting other looks from Division I schools in Ohio but none that really stood out.

PBR: Where did coaching staff first see you? How did your relationship develop with them?

Parr: Coach Musachio first saw me my summer going into my junior year. My relationship started with them when they contacted my summer coach Brian Hull.  From that point forward, Coach Musachio stayed in touch with me throughout my junior high school season.  

PBR: Your summer teammates, Cole Gibson and Bradley Hull are also Oakland recruits.  How of much of an influence did they have on you decision?

Parr: They talked to me a little about the situation but never pushed me to make a decision. They're both great friends and I can’t wait to play another four years with them.    

PBR: What role do the coaches expect you to play your first year on campus? 

Parr: I believe they're going to expect my 100% effort on everything I do, on and off the field. Also making sure I'm prepared to be on the field as a freshman.  

PBR:  What were your expectations about the recruiting process? 

Parr: I expected it to be a overwhelming process, and it was just that. After all of the stress it felt good to make the right decision. 

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

Parr: My father. He had me holding a bat in my hand at a very young age and I've loved the game ever since then.   

PBR: What were your stats this spring at Olentangy Liberty? 

Parr:  Pitching: 4-0, 2.73 ERA  Offense: 113 PA, 97 AB, 33 H, .340 AVG, .393 OBP, .392 SLG

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

Parr: Evan White.  Generally, just a hard kid to face.  He can put the ball where ever he needs to in any situation. Great kid, and I wish him luck at UK.