Impact Baseball hit the road to Wilson, North Carolina to sit down with dual sport athlete D.J. Daniels. Daniels is a big name around the athletic program at Wilson Fike High School, as he excels on the gridiron and diamond for the Demons. D.J. is excited to get the 2015 baseball season in full swing as he hopes to lead the Demons into a deep playoff run.
Name: DJ Daniels
High School: Wilson Fike
College Commitment: Uncommitted
How has your season started off?
My season has started off a little slow, I am still getting in the swing of things and getting better each day.
What are your expectations for the 2015 Wilson Fike Demons?
My expectations for our season is to finish in the top three of the conference and make a run in the playoffs.
What's the strength of this year club?
Some of the strength to our team is that our pitching is deeper this year than in the past. We also have more team speed in our lineup this year from top to bottom.
What conference do you guys play in?
Who's in the conference?
Our conference includes Hunt, Northern Nash, Southern Nash, Rocky Mount, and Nash Central.
What games are you looking forward to on your schedule and why?
I am looking forward to playing Hunt, they are our rival.
How has football helped you as far as being a baseball player?
In football throwing an interception is like striking out in baseball, so I would say football has taught me to have a short memory and just to keep balling.
How are your mindsets different between being on the gridiron compared to on the diamond?
Football and baseball mindsets are really different but in both both sports you want to go out and have fun and try to win a game in front of the fans.
Describe the feeling being offered by Boston College for football?
My feelings for Boston College are very strong, I have even talked to their baseball coaches some. I felt really blessed when the football program offered, I am very excited to receive an offer from a great institution like Boston College.
What are your strengths as a baseball player?
Some of my strengths as a baseball is that I have a strong arm and can really square up a baseball with my strength.
For the people that haven't seen you play, describe yourself as a baseball player?
Describing myself as a baseball player, I am very athletic, can cover some ground, 6.8 speed, and have good bat speed.
Outside of Football and Baseball, what are your hobbies?
Outside of football and baseball my hobbies are chilling with my family and friends and just having a good time.
If you could trade places with one person for a day, who would it be and why?
If I could trade places with one person for a day it would be Russell Wilson! I would love to see how he balances both sports being a pro athlete. Hes just the man!
Tell us some facts most people don't know about you?
I am the oldest child in my family, I play the piano and can throw a football 65 yards.
Favorite Movie: Friday Nights Lights
Favorite Music: Rap/Hip Hop
Favorite Food: Burgers
Favorite NFL Football Team: Seahawks, Panthers and Steelers. (Yes, I am on the bandwagon )
Favorite Quote: "If it was easy, everyone would do it " "Chances favor those who work hard"
Impact Baseball would like to thank DJ Daniels for his "Under The Gun" interview. We wish him and the Demons the best of luck this season.
Stay tuned for another exciting interview coming up Thursday!