Dansberry commits to Radford

Published 10:38 pm Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Nansemond River High School junior Bryson Dansberry has committed to play college baseball at Radford University.

Suffolk will be adding another baseball recruit to the NCAA Division I ranks. Dansberry becomes the latest baseball player to commit to a Division I school. It all came together after a strong summer for Dansberry, where he competed in numerous invite-only events in front of college coaches.

“Everything was right for me,” he said. “The right fit, offer and the opportunity to come in my freshman year and compete.”

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During his recruiting process, Dansberry didn’t target any specific schools. He was open to any opportunities that were going to come his way. He took a tour of Radford and enjoyed everything about it.

“Their facilities are beautiful, and they have a nice field as well,” he said. “It really is a nice atmosphere out there. People around me have given me good advice. It mostly came down to doing what I felt like was best for me. I got some insight from players already there as well that helped me decide.”

Dansberry spent the summer competing in invite-only events through the Prep Baseball Report. He also played in the Virginia Commonwealth Games this summer and earned attention from some coaches there. With two years left to play of high school baseball, Dansberry had no problems with committing to play somewhere now.

“Most of my peers in my class have chosen schools even before now,” he said. “So, I was comfortable with choosing my future now. I feel good about everything.”

The junior knows the work doesn’t stop here. He is willing to put in the time and effort to continue to elevate his game. Not only does he hope to contribute at Radford immediately, but also he hopes to be a pro player someday as well.

“It only gets harder from this point forward,” he said. “I have to keep working and getting stronger every day, so I can be ready for the next level and everything that comes with that.”