Titans Aidan Hoffmeyer Commits to the NCAA D2 Glenville State Pioneers

by Jim Stewart

18U Aidan Hoffmeyer committed to the NCAA D2 Glenville State University Pioneers on Wednesday. He is the 7th Titan to sign of a letter of intent with a US College this Fall. The Pitcher/Third Baseman will join teammate and LHP Cameron Byers at the Glenville, West Virginia campus in September. Hoffmeyer offered his reasons for committing to the GSU Pioneers:  “Firstly, I was really impressed with the baseball facilities. While talking to Coach Mullins, I was intrigued with their player development program and I could see this program improving my skills as a player. Also, while on the tour I enjoyed the campus and the Waco center and everything it has to offer. I like the fact that it is a NCAA D2 school which will lead to some highly competitive baseball.” 

The resident of Barrie, Ontario is “looking forward to living in small-town America and going to a University that provides an excellent student-to-professor ratio. I am excited to start living the college athlete life and being a part of a new team.” Hoffmeyer is an Honor Roll Graduate of St. Peter’s Catholic High School in Barrie and  will be “majoring in criminology and justice administration. After my baseball career, I am hoping to become a police officer.”  He outlined his athletic and academic goals as a student-athlete:  “My athletic goals at Glenville SU are to utilize Coach Mullins and his staff, as well as the top level athletic facilities of the university, to develop into the best possible player I can be. As a student, I plan to maintain at least a 3.0 GPA as well as enjoying all that university life has to offer.”

Hoffmeyer acknowledged the role the Titans Baseball Club played in his choice to be a student-athlete in Glenville, West Virginia:  “Coach Bailey and the Titans staff assisted me with my university baseball placement by steering me towards schools that will help me fulfill my baseball and academic potential. Without the help of the Titans organization and the college trip, I wouldn't have heard of Glenville. The Titans helped by connecting me with Head Coach Jimmy Mullins, which then led to me committing to the school.”

18U Titans Head Coach and College Placement Officer Denis Bailey sees a bright future for his pitcher at GSU:  “Aidan has the potential to develop into a true power arm.  He has great pitchability and can really go after hitters.”

Hoffmeyer reflected on his brief career as a Titan and expressed how important the Fall College Trip was for him as a graduating player:  “Even though this is my first year with the Titans, I think the highlight of my career thus far was going on the College Trip with a very talented group of guys and playing against some of the best competition and players at the next level.” He offered this timely advice to the younger players in the Titans program about the importance of balancing one’s school and athletic life:   Keep on top of your school work and pay attention in school. Being a student-athlete, school work is the number one priority. Also, if you have  aspirations of playing at the college level, then you need to be dedicated and put the work in on the field to better yourself and stand out amongst the competition. Most of all, remember to have fun!”

The Titans Baseball Club wishes to congratulate Aidan Hoffmeyer on his  commitment to the GSU Pioneers.  We know that he and Cameron Byers will be a Dynamic Duo on the mound for the Pioneers as freshmen student-athletes in 2023- 24.  All the best, Aidan, in West Virginia and in your first full season in the CPBL with the 18U Titans!