Episode 256 is an interview with a college student-athlete, my son, Parker Hanks. Parker is entering his senior year academically at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. I interviewed Parker a year ago on Episode 211. I invite you to click on the All Episodes link below and listen to that episode.
Today, Parker and I talk about some of the challenges of the last 2 years with COVID, we reflect on some of the challenges he faced during his recruitment and he give you some insight into his athletic and academic experience at Northwestern.
I did the interview while I was on the road with Sutton, my youngest son, for his baseball weekend in Lawrence, KS. Sutton's team had a rain, actually a storm, delay on Saturday, so I got Parker on Zoom and we recorded the interview. The interview went great, but my microphone wasn't working, so my questions were hard to hear and garbled. So I visited Best Buy and purchased a new microphone and had to re-record and splice in the interview questions. If you hear some difference in volume and some 'canned' sounding questions, then that is the reason. The star of the episode is Parker anyway.
By the way, Sutton's team, the Marucci Midwest 18u Victus Nationals, won all 4 games. They won Thursday night, they were stormed out Friday night, delay from morning to Saturday night for 2 games and won on Sunday morning.
The end of this episode has Item #4 of the Recruiting Checklist that is found in The Athletic Scholarship 24 Month Planner & Journal book, written by Recruit-Me founder, Jon Fugler. Hear how you can get full Recruiting Checklist and the book in this episode.