In Farragut, Tennessee, Senzel attended Farragut High School. He was a starter for the varsity baseball team for all four years of his high school career.
While playing second base for the Admirals as a junior, he had a.404 batting average, seven home runs, and 46 runs batted in (RBIs).
He signed his National Letter of Intent to play baseball for Georgia after his junior season. He hit.386 as a senior, with five home runs and 42 RBIs.
Coach David Perno was released from his word of intent to the University of Georgia after Georgia sacked him. He committed to the University of Tennessee on June 17, 2013.
He was a walk-on his first season in college due to his late transfer to Tennessee.
Senzel had a.315 batting average .419 on-base percentage (OBP), and.420 SLG as a freshman at the University of Tennessee in 2014, with twelve doubles.
He started 45 games at designated hitter (DH) and eight at second base, appearing in 53 of 54 games. Louisville Slugger and Perfect Game named him a freshman All-American.
Senzel played collegiate summer baseball with the Mat-Su Miners of the Alaska Baseball League after his freshman season at Tennessee, going 17-for-81 (.210) with three home runs and 13 RBIs.
Senzel batted .325 as a sophomore in 2015, with a.495 SLG, four home runs, and 28 RBIs.
Meet Jeff Senzel and Janice Senzel
Jeff Senzel and Janice Senzel are his parents. His parents have been proud of him since he was a child.
Jeff Senzel is a coach who has resided in Knoxville for over 15 years.
Nick’s dad, also played college ball. He also worked for a multinational engineering firm as an engineer.
Over 100 players signed pro contracts throughout his coaching career, with nine of them being first-round picks.
Senzel has stated in numerous interviews that his parents were unconcerned about his desire to become a baseball player.