Jett Jarvis (Wyoming, ON) has not only proven himself as one of the best outfielders in the province, but also worked his way to becoming one of the top academic performers the program has ever seen. After considering several offers from high level academic schools south of the border, Jarvis decided to stay in Canada and attend McGill University to further his academic and athletic career. McGill is one of the few Canadian Universities that features a mixed schedule of Canadian and American schools while also boasting the best academic reputation in the country. This played an important role in Jarvis’ final decision,
“One of the big deciding factors when deciding on McGill was obviously the academics. They are the top school in Canada and are considered the “Harvard of the North.””
“McGill gives me a chance to go to one of the best universities in the world and play collegiate baseball at a low cost compared top academic US schools. The McGill baseball team offers a higher competition level than [other] Canadian universities since they go down and play about 10 D3 schools every year.”
Jett plans to major in Economics and Accounting while on the Montreal campus. He gives credit to the GLC staff for helping him achieve the first of many goals he has in this game.
“The whole GLC staff has been huge for me, especially Adam Stern. Stern is my hitting lessons coach and pushes me to be better in every aspect of the game. He was realistic with me, even if it was something I didn’t want to hear, but that was what drove me to get better… the entire GLC staff helped me take my game to the next level, get seen by college coaches, and land a great school like McGill.”
Jarvis has been a prime example of how far hard work and perseverance can take you on and off the field. He entered the GLC program at the 14U level and served as a role model for his teammates through his impressive work ethic. Director of Baseball Operations, Chris Robinson, has seen Jett grow over the years and appreciates the leadership role Jett assumed in his time with the program.
“Jetty is a guy that is relentless in his work. He’s a feel good story. Believe it or not, we had to cut him the first time he tried out for us when he was 13. Jett came back a year later bigger, stronger, and made the cut. He’s never looked back. He’s the type of player that leads by example and has infectious work ethic. This has no doubt carried over to his academics. His transcript is the most impressive one we’ve had here in 7 years of the program.” Robinson adds, “Jett is the type of kid that will be successful in whatever he chooses to do. I look forward to following is college career both on and off the field!”
Jett’s advice for younger GLC players:
“One piece of advice I would give younger GLC guys would be to hit the weight room, eat more, and start the process early (especially for academic guys)…Starting the process earlier will allow these schools to know your name better, and then you might have to go down to a camp for them to see you play…Hitting the weight room and eating more is also essential to getting better and getting seen by schools. It allows you to build on your tools on the baseball field and impresses scouts. Taking the recruiting process and the baseball process more seriously at a younger age is what I would recommend for all GLC players, and especially the top academic guys.” Jett Jarvis – GLC 2020