My name is Nolan Jamison. I am 6-3, #190 RHP | 2021 Grad. My Goal has always been to play Collegiate Baseball. I have always excelled academically, which has always come easy for me. I am super committed to my craft on the mound and spend the time and energy to reach my goals.
I feel strongly, that I will be a real asset for a college program, on and off the field. I believe that my training discipline, work ethic and leadership skills will be contagious to all of my teammates. I will be that player that my coaches look at as a solid example of a perfect student-athlete.
UPDATE 11/11/20: So a little backstory to put "ME" as a Pitcher into perspective for a Coach and Program looking at Pitchers!
* In Feb. of 2019 at age 16 I Hit 90 MPH in a Pre-Season Tournament. I was doing exceptionally well on the Mound (and in the classroom). *
As the season progressed, I was dominating in each of my outings. In March playing an early season non-conference game, I was called off of 1st base to close out the last 3 innings of a 7 inning game. The 1st 2 innings, 3 Up, 3 Down. The last inning, I felt something in my arm. (as I had little warm-up coming off of 1st base). I closed out the last inning for the SAVE and Win for the team.
The next day at practice, my arm did not feel quite right.
An MRI early the following week brought the devastating news. A detached UCL.
But that was not going to stop me. I finished the season as a DH, and added 25 hits for the season as a DHing injured Pitcher.
THE REPAIR (Better Than New)
During the off-season, Dr. Nofsinger at University of South Florida performed my UCL Reconstruction using a graft from my grasillis tendon in my leg to do the repair. He told me that my "new bionic arm" :) would take awhile to get back to LIFE, but that he does the reconstruction so that there are NO "comeback" repairs.
As of this update to my profile (11/11/20) I am at 15 Months out. I have hit 86 on the Pocket Radar. Hit 90 doing pulldowns / flatground and have been hovering around 83-86 in games.
Since my 1st return to the mound at the beginning of Fall Season 9/22/20. I have went from an easy 78 just doing an easy break-in to a consistent 84 ish. And the 90 Pulldowns. So over a 7 week period, I have consistently added 1 MPH to my Velo on my comeback plan.
My ARM feels amazing, and talking to one of my Coaches last night at our last Fall Game for the season, (11/10/20) he feels that I will be back to 90 and beyond by the end of this year, Dec. 2020. And moving into Fall Season, I will back back to my pre-injury projections based on the 90 velo in Feb. 2019 and my body / frame (6-3 190 11/11/20).
Why am I adding this to my Personal Statement now? I think it is important for Coaches to know where I am now, why I am where I am now, where I was and where "I WILL BE" back to... very soon! FOR SURE! I will not be stopped, I will not be discouraged. I will do whatever it takes to reach my original goals, regardless of the obstacles put in front of me.
I am currently training very hard to continue to grow both physically and mentally on the mound. I have trained at Florida Baseball Ranch with Randy Sullivan. And also with Coach Jon Watson (my current pitching coach) who has worked with Lantz Wheeler (CVB, Vanderbilt etc.)
I will be a significant contributor to the "Right Team's" pitching rotation.
I feel that I am very adaptive and have dealt with adversity and bounced back stronger each time. Most recently, dealing with the challenges of COVID 19 lockdown and changes in the recruiting process... I have learned that I am incredibly resilient. And that I cannot be sidetracked or derailed from my goals. Period.
As one of my Coaches told me, "You Can't Beat Someone That Won't Quit"... That is Me and That is What I will Bring to Your Roster!
My determination to succeed in the Classroom and On the Field is what defines me as a student and an athlete.
I am Humble, Hungry and Smart and I will conduct myself with honor and
respect on and off the field, knowing that the way I carry myself
reflects my team, my coaches and the school I attend.
I will serve your Program as a Moral Guidepost and Role Model as a Collegiate Athlete.
I am ready to make an Impact on Your Team!
Nolan Jamison | RHP 2021
Contact Me @ 813-509-1982 / firstname.lastname@example.org