Meet The New UW Baseball Signees: Jack Meggs
Jan. 6, 2013
SEATTLE - Over the recent weeks, we've been introducing Husky Baseball fans to the class of 2013 - those high-school seniors who signed National Letters of Intent to enroll at the UW next fall and play on the 2014 Husky team.
The ninth of our 10 signees is Jack Meggs, an outfielder from Bellevue. A three-time, first-team all-league selection at Bellevue High as a baseball player, Jack also quarterbacked the Wolverines football team to another state championship and a No. 1 national ranking last fall. His older brother, Joe, is a senior on the UW baseball team this spring and his father, Lindsay, is the Huskies' fourth-year head coach.
"Jack is a baseball player," Coach Meggs said. "He can play all three outfield spots, he can swing the bat and he can run the bases. Because he can handle the bat from the left side, Jack would be ideal in the leadoff spot or the two hole. Yet as hard as Jack plays and as talented as he is, the best thing about Jack is he's a winner. He will help us immediately."
Here's a look at Jack:
UW Baseball: What is your pre-game superstition if you have any?
Answer: I have to take batting practice in my white Vans. Something I've been doing for a while now.
UW Baseball: What is your favorite pre-game meal?
Answer: Steak and mashed potatoes, and three glasses of chocolate milk.
UW Baseball: What is your guilty pleasure TV show?
Answer: Without question, "Duck Dynasty." I cannot get enough of that show!
UW Baseball: If you weren't playing baseball you would ...
Answer: I would be playing football somewhere.
UW Baseball: What is your favorite quote or saying?
Answer: Baseball was, is, and always will be the best game in the world.
UW Baseball: Who are you most looking forward to playing with at the UW?
Answer: The whole team really. I just can't wait to get there and wear the Purple and Gold every day.
UW Baseball: If you could trade places with one person in professional sports for a day who would it be and why?
Answer: Aaron Rodgers. Best QB in the NFL and he has a great mustache.
UW Baseball: Do you play any other sports in HS? If so, what?
Answer: Football. All four years of high school.
UW Baseball: Have you always been an outfielder?
Answer: I have always been an outfielder, but I pitched, played shortstop, and a little catcher as well until I was 13.
UW Baseball: When did you start thinking about playing in college?
Answer: Honestly since the day I could throw a baseball.
UW Baseball: What are your personal goals this season and in your career at UW?
Answer: This season I want to help Bellevue high get into the playoffs. I would also like to be the player of the year for my conference. My goals for the UW are to help the Huskies reach Omaha, Win the College World Series, and then get drafted.
UW Baseball: Why UW Baseball?
Answer: Washington Baseball is home to me. I love the guys on the team. As a program we are on the rise and I want to be a part of it.
UW Baseball: What is your best memory of Baseball at any level?
Answer: All-Star's when I was 11 years old. I hit a walk-off home run to send our team to the state tournament back in California.
UW Baseball: What are some of the strengths of your game that you will bring to the UW?
Answer: I really try and get on base any way I can. I can handle the bat. And I really pride myself on my defense.
UW Baseball: Have you thought much about what you want to major in?
Answer: Most likely history, but at this point I am open to any major that sparks my interest.
UW Baseball: Away from the field and the classroom, what are some of your hobbies, or what do you like to watch?
Answer: I love dominating my older brother Joe in ping-pong. I also enjoy hanging out with my friends