What position/s do you play?
"I play shortstop and pitcher."
Are you being recruited primarily as a shortstop or pitcher?
"Shortstop. I don't really want to pitch after high school."
Do you know what your stats were last season?
"I'm not sure about my pitching but I batted .496."
How long have you been playing fastpitch?
"Since I was in the 8th grade."
You mentioned that you started playing fastpitch in your 8th grade year in school, when did your first start playing fastpitch softball in the summer?
"I started last summer."
Do you have a summer team you travel with?
"Yes sir, we are called the Lady Noles. They are based out of Saltillo."
When did your summer team start its games?
"We played a couple of slowpitch tournaments in between high school and summer league fastpitch. Our first fastpitch tournament was at Germantown."
What places have you traveled to this summer with your team?
"We went to Germantown two weekends ago and to Birmingham this past weekend."
What are your strong points on the field?
"I am very aggressive. I hustle."
Batting .496, I have a feeling your hitting is also a strong point of yours.
"Yes sir, I think my hitting is stronger than my fielding right now."
Do you consider yourself as having a good arm?
"Yes sir, I think I have a good arm."
What kind of honors have you earned in high school?
"I have been All-Division and All-State all four years."
You were All-State as an 8th grader?
"Yes sir. I think I was better my 8th grade year than I am now. (laugh)"
What colleges are mailing you letters?
"I've gotten letters from Ole Miss and Mississippi State. I've talked to Alabama at their camp. My parents have talked to a school out of Illinois. I've also had a few junior colleges from around the area mail me letters."
What schools are you most interested in at this time?
"Mississippi State, definitely and Alabama if that ever comes along."
Have you grown up a fan of any particular college?
"Mississippi State. I have always been a Bulldog."
What are the college coaches saying about you when you go to their camps?
"They like my arm, my work ethic and how I hustle. They always talk about my aggressiveness and how I just act like I want to get the ball and be on the field. Mississippi State was mainly impressed with my aggressiveness."
Keri, that about does it. I really appreciate you talking the time to talk with me. Bye, bye.
"Ok, thank you so much for calling. Bye, bye."
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