Nicholas Lawrence is a senior at Wellington High School in Wellington, FL. At 6’2”/190lbs, the RHP is dominant from the mound with a near 90mph fastball. Needless to say, his talents have definitely not gone unnoticed over his high school playing career.
As only a sophomore, Lawrence was named to the USSSA High School Varsity National Team by ABR. He later traveled to Prague, Czech Republic, with the team competing in the prestigious “Prague Baseball Week.”
Most recently, Lawrence has committed to High Point University to further his baseball career. ABR had the chance to catch up with him and ask a few questions.
Q. Tell me a little bit about how last season went and what you’ll be focusing on with your training this off-season.
Last season for me went very well. And I am focusing on my legs, shoulders, and core muscles. The three main are concerns for a pitcher to stay strong and healthy. These are my main concerns in the offseason
Q.Where did you first hear about ABR?
I first heard about ABR summer of going into sophomore year. That’s when I was chosen to be on the international team. Before I had no idea who they were
Q. Who do you play for in the summer?
In the summer I play for a team known as The Atlanta Blue Jays from Atlanta, Georgia.
Q. Tell me a little bit about your process of visiting colleges and the selection process.
I visited two colleges. High Point was my second visit. I knew right then and there when entering the campus this was the school. It was a friendly atmosphere, had everything on campus, and just the whole feel of the campus was unbelievable.
Q. What made you finally choose High Point University as your school?
The education you receive while there is astonishing and everything above your expectations for a d1 college. Also the baseball program there is taking small steps forward but well worth helping the school and myself out. Last the campus is the most beautiful campus I have ever seen. Your jaw literally will drop when you look at the structures and setting.
Q. You are pretty versatile athlete. What will be your primary position at High Point?
My primary position at High Point will be to only pitch for the team.
Q. Are you interested in signing pro out of high school or going right to college? If so why/ why not? What circumstances will it take to sign?
I am not 100% interested in signing pro out of high school because that means I have to put my education aside. But that is always an option and right now I can keep all options open.
Q. How did the USSSA All-American Games and the International competition you gained through Prague, help your high school baseball experience?
It helped my experience by the different cultures of the world and the different talents around the world helped me realize I was taking my talent for granted. So I started working harder and it all paid-off
With the culmination of Lawrence’s work ethic and raw abilities, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see his name in a future MLB Draft.
ABR wishes him the best of luck as he furthers his baseball career!