Jags Jungle: What other schools were involved in your recruitment?
Matt Bolger: Troy was interested in me as well as UAB. There were some JUCOS and other schools, as well. I actually committed last December. It was very early. I just fell in love with South.
JJ: From what I understand, your an outstanding student. How did academics play a factor in your decision?
MB: Just the majors and departments South had available. And every building was practically brand new. The campus in general was awesome.
JJ: Have you decided on a major?
MB: Either one of the engineering or biomedical science.
JJ: You say you committed in December, who recruited you? Did South first see you during the school year or playing with Excel?
MB: Coach Zulli first saw me last summer on Excel. He came to watch (Cole) Billingsley, then started to recruit me more and more.
JJ: Do you feel playing with Excel has you better prepared for DI baseball?
MB: Absolutely. I give most all of the credit to the guys there. They’ve taught me so much about the game and helped me become the player I am now.
JJ: What are your goals for the upcoming year?
MB: Just to tear it up. Have a great season like I did this summer and just have fun playing an awesome game.
JJ: What are your strengths as a player, and what do you work at everyday to improve?
MB: My ability to hit to the opposite field with power is a big one, and I have a good glove. One of my biggest strengths is my leadership on the field. I think about a lot of situations before they happen which allows me to react when they do. I love talking on the field. And I put in hard work every day to improve all aspects of my game.
JJ: Thank you for your time. Congratulations on committing, and we're glad to have you on board.
MB: Thank you, I appreciate it. I can't wait. It’s going be awesome what we do.