The decision to attend college was not always an easy one for the big dutchman. Shortly after being selected by the Cincinnati Reds, Brock was leaning towards signing a contract and beginning his professional career. The Reds were pressing him hard and it was something that was difficult for Brock to pass up. "I decided to attend university over pro ball because I realized that you can't replace the college experience...I want to be at my best when I enter pro baseball and I felt that WVU would be the best place for me to mature and reach my potential before starting my pro career. In addition, I did not want to waste my academic ability by not going to university"