‘17 Jayson Gonzalez
Height/Weight: 6’2 205
HS: Bishop Amat, CA
Club: BPA DeMarini Elite
Sleeperrecruit had an opportunity to sit down with Jayson Gonzalez. Jayson is not your typical SleeperRecruit. He comes from a well known baseball family. I wanted to catch up with Jayson about his recent Vanderbilt commit and work out regime. This is a way to give future prospects more insight into the recruiting process and commitment to athletics.
Jayson had just got home from spending a few days on the road and he had just enough time to shake hands, re-pack his bags and get ready to head to North Carolina for a week. So we quickly asked to take a photo and ask a few questions.
How much of the recruiting process did you know before you started high school?
I knew a lot about the recruiting process before high school and here is why: My brother Wallace Gonzalez III (former Houston Astro and current TE at the University of Utah) and sister Alexis Gonzalez (current softball player at Fullerton University) were both being heavily recruited. So my dad, Wallace Gonzalez (former Atlanta Brave) would teach me what to say to college coaches, what not to say to college coaches, what to look for in colleges and what questions to ask.
What were you looking for in a college education?
I was looking for a school that had a good program with a great education and of course a school that had my major.
How much extra time and work do you put in on a weekly basis?
I put in about an extra 25-35 hours a week outside of team practice. I wake up everyday during the summer to work out from 7-9 am, take a little nap, go hit with my dad for about an hour, play catch, do some foot work drills, take ground balls for another hour, and then it’s off to gym for about another hour to work anything I missed that morning.
You have been doing a lot of traveling. What is your favorite city?
The cities I think I’ve really enjoyed were Nashville, Tennessee and San Diego, California.
Do you have any questions about Jayson’s workout routine or his recruiting process? If so, please leave a comment below. He’ll be sure to answer.