Wyandotte’s Jake Lavis Talks Notre Dame College Verbal

17 Jan
 13921423-standardDual sport standout at Wyandotte Roosevelt Jake Lavis has decided to verbally commit to Notre Dame College in Ohio for basketball.  Lavis is a tough, hard-nosed basketball player who will be an excellent glue-guy at the next level in division 2.  Here, Lavis discusses what went into his decision to pick Notre Dame.
 
How do you feel about committing?
 
Jake Lavis: It feels very good. I feel like there’s a big weight off my shoulders and I can really focus now and enjoy my last high school season.
 
Describe your recruiting process a little bit. What did you enjoy about it the most?
 
Jake Lavis: I really enjoy getting calls from different coaches and learning about there schools and programs. 
 
What made you want to commit to Notre Dame College?
 
Jake Lavis:I felt like it was the best opportunity I had. I thought the campus was very nice and really like Coach Tim Koenig.
 
What was the difference for you picking them compared to other school that were recruiting you?
 
Jake Lavis: They were one of the first schools to very seriously recruit me and have never gone away like many other schools. They showed me that they were as serious as me.
 
Talk about your relationship with some of the coaches at the school?
 
Jake Lavis: Coach Tim Koenig (Head Coach) and I have stayed in very good contact since I met him. He came up to one of my football games this year which really impressed me.
 
Did you visit the campus already? If so, what stood out to you about it?
 
Jake Lavis: Yes I have visited NDC a few times. The school has so much going on, including multiple newly renovated facilities. Since the first time I was there they have an all new football stadium and baseball fields. I also really like the location in South Euclid, a suburb of Cleveland.
 
 
What’s it like playing for Wyandotte this year? 
 
Jake Lavis: I have really enjoyed this season. We have a new Coach, Shawn Stewart, who has done a great job adding new things to the program. I think he is really trying to make Wyandotte not only a football powerhouse but get the basketball program the recognition it deserves.
 
Was it difficult deciding to play basketball in college instead of football?
 
Jake Lavis: Not really. I have known for a few years that if I decided to play a sport in college it would be basketball. 
 
Do you know anybody on the team already or some of the incoming freshman?
 
Jake Lavis: I met some of the players while I was at a NDC football game but I haven’t met any other incoming freshman yet.
 
How do you see your game transitioning to the next level?
 
Jake Lavis: As soon as my high school season is over, I need to get bigger, faster, and stronger to put myself in the best possible shape heading into college. 
 
What’s in store for your future up to your signing day?
 
Jake Lavis: I’m completely focused on winning games. I think there would be no better way to end my high school career with a District Title on our home floor. 

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