Marrero commits to PIU

Published 10:25 pm Thursday, December 21, 2017

Senior Juan Marrero has decided where he will continue his baseball career.

The King’s Fork High School senior will play college baseball at Piedmont International University in North Carolina. Marrero described his recruiting process as quick and easy. Everything came together pretty simply for him. He also had interest from Paul D. Camp Community College as well.

Marrero likes the Christian environment PIU has, as well as the baseball program.

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“They provide me with a good education and another chance to continue playing ball,” he said. “They treated me like family when I visited. It is also a Christian university, which I consider important to me as a believer. It will keep my faith as strong as ever.”

The Bulldog senior moved here from Puerto Rico two years ago so that he could have a chance to continue his studies and baseball career. With his decision now made, Marrero feels a relief that he now knows where he will be for the future.

“Indeed, it is an awesome feeling to know when and where my next level of education and baseball is headed,” he said. ”

He is currently preparing for his senior campaign. His current goals are to be the best teammate and player he can be while also giving his all every practice.

Marrero has plans to major in physical education. The senior was grateful for his family being a part of his recruiting process, especially his father, who has been by his side the last couple of years. His grandfather, Nitin, who resides in Puerto Rico, has also given guidance and love in helping him with his decision.

“I also want to thank Coach Hedrick and Randy Jessee for giving me the opportunity to be a part of their organizations and believing in me,” Marrero said.