On The Wire, we tell many stories about athletes progressing to the next level. Hearing such a story is beneficial to high school athletes and their parents to know what it takes and how to go about the process of getting recruited.
As a company, Signing Day Sports’ main objective is to allow as many student-athletes as possible to move on to this next level. If there is a chance that someone out there can achieve their dreams by playing their sport at the collegiate level, we will set out to make that happen. Keeping our users informed and educated is a major component of that.
With that in mind, today’s article will discuss the recruiting prospects of one of the top baseball recruits in the country. Learning about these types of stories and what makes athletes “recruitable” to college coaches can be a great tool in progressing your own athletic career.
Maxwell Clark – Committed to Vanderbilt University
Maxwell Clark can be described as a Swiss army knife. That is, his well-rounded attributes make him a force to be reckoned with in every facet of the game. His fine-tuned skills at the plate and in the outfield have him being looked at as a potential first overall pick.
“Max Clark is ALWAYS on,” said Phil Wade with Prep Baseball Report. “There is no half-speed to his motor. He glides around the outfield gracefully and is equally as dangerous in turning a routine ground ball to shortstop into a single as he is stretching a standup double into a triple.”
Being dedicated to perfecting your craft at Clark’s level is almost unheard of. Still, he can be viewed as a measuring stick of sorts. High school baseball prospects should view Clark as a symbol of excellence. Ask yourself what you need to do to reach those levels. It’s clearly working for him.
“Clark’s incessant pursuit of perfection might be his most awe-inspiring attribute. No player brings as much talent to the diamond, but even more impressively, no player brings as much energy and exuberance,” said Wade.
As a junior last season, Clark was batting at a .577 rate with a 1.844 OPS. His demeanor as a teammate has propelled his team to great success. With his senior season approaching, there’s no telling where he goes from here.
Clark’s all-around abilities have him on a level by himself. His coaches rave about his offensive and defensive prowess. Being this well-rounded is rare but should be what every player strives for.
Don’t limit yourself to one role. Prove your worth to college programs by excelling in as many areas as possible. The more you can shine all over the field, the more college coaches and recruiters will take notice.