ASVS Recruits Thriving!
2014 has been an exciting time for All Star Video Sports and the dedicated athletes we have been able to work with in the recent months. With 15 ASVS recruits committing to universities and colleges so far this year, our recruits are moving on to a diverse group of colleges:
Ohio State University (OH) – Jack Freeman-Soccer
Kansas State University (KS) – Tanner Fox-Baseball
Wichita State University (KS) – Noah Croft-Baseball
Park University (MO) – Jordan Yarbrough-Baseball
Bard College (NY) – Molly Woolery-Lacrosse
Lindenwood University (MO) – Brody Slocum-Baseball
Bellarmine University (KY) – Brendon Ebert-Soccer
Washburn University (KS) – Jake Horner-Football
Cornell University (NY) – Dwyer Tschantz – Hockey
Drury University (MO) – Ryan Wedermyer – Baseball
Johnson County Community College (KS) – Brett Ferencz-Baseball
The list consists of four recruits going to Division 1 schools, four to Division 2 schools, one to Division 3, one to NAIA, and five to Junior Colleges. A good amount of variation in sports are represented in this group as well, with nine athletes going on to play baseball, two for soccer, one for football, one for hockey, and one for lacrosse.
Three recruits previous to this year’s group are currently playing D1 baseball, football, and basketball respectively, and one more of our recruits is playing independent baseball in the Frontier League. The most impressive All Star recruit so far, has been baseball athlete Mike Morin. After finishing up his very successful career as a pitcher for the University of North Carolina Tar Heels, he moved up quicklythrough the Los Angeles Angels farm system. This past year, he recorded his first career Major League Baseball appearance, finished the season with a 4-4 record, and had a 2.90 ERA in 59 innings pitched. Morin ended the year with 54 strikeouts, with opposing batters hitting a mere .234 off of him. Morin also made his first career postseason appearance this season, in the American League Division Series (ALDS) Game 3 vs. the Kansas City Royals. All in all, a great first year in the Majors for Morin.
Mark Honer, Owner of All Star Video Sports, commented on what he thought about all of the athlete’s success: “We’ve had guys get major D1 scholarships in football, baseball, basketball, and soccer. And that’s exciting. But usually the guy we are helping is the guy who isn’t getting the same exposure as the D1 recruits. The guys we help most are the ones who get overlooked, and that is just as exciting to me. I know that our video and the way we feature those players probably has had an even greater impact on their lives.”
Whether they are just starting their recruitment process with us, or they are playing at a Junior College, or they are competing with a professional sports organization, watching each athlete succeed and grow has been a quite a reward for us!