After being looked at by big time baseball programs, Northwestern catcher Zach Risedorf has decided to stay in state, verbally committing to UConn.
“I really liked the campus,” said Risedorf. “It is also close to home, which was really important to me.”
Over the past year he was contacted by, and looked at, nine schools including Vanderbilt and Virginia Tech, but UConn stood out to the soon to be senior.
“Coach (Jim) Penders, has done wonders with the program,” said Risedorf, who was named to the First-Team All-Berkshire League team after a stellar junior season. “He really wants to keep the best players in Connecticut.”