Tuesday night 2015 right hander Jackson Kowar decided it was time to end his recruitment and commit to the Tigers.
“I called coach Pep and gave him the news. He was real excited. He seemed pretty pumped,” said Kowar.
The Charlotte Christian standout has had the Tigers on his mind since his visit last year.
“Clemson was one of the first school I visited back during school. After I went to Clemson I would compare all the other schools I visited to them. Nobody else really stacked up to Clemson. I really liked coach Pep. We really hit it off. I also really like the campus at Clemson,” said Kowar.
Why did Jackson decide it was time to commit?
“My summer season just ended and I just thought it was the right time. The other schools that had offered kind of had to tie down money based on my offer. I didn’t want them to have to wait when I knew Clemson was the best school for me. I explored my options and Clemson was the best fit. I didn’t want to keep the other schools waiting,” said Kowar.
Why was Clemson the best fit?
“I came to a game at Clemson and the atmosphere was just different. Everyone loves Clemson. They have diehard fans on campus. It was my favorite campus. Most of all it was my relationship with coach Pep. Me and coach Pep had the best relationship of any of the other pitching coaches,” replied Kowar.
Last season Jackson had a strong season for the Knights.
“I was the closer last year. I had eight saves and an ERA around 1.5,” said Kowar.
The fastball is Jackson’s favorite pitch.
“At school last year I topped out at 90 once or twice. I am usually around 85 or 86 but can get up to 89 or 90 when I am feeling good. My best pitch is the fastball. I throw from the side I get some natural sink. I also throw the slider and the changeup but my best pitch is the fastball with the sink,” said Kowar.