Above all, I am committed to getting a college education whether I play ball or not. I have known since I was young that high school graduation was a stepping stone to college. I have also known since I was young that I am a baseball player. Playing baseball in college would be living out one of my dreams. The thought of leaving behind the sport I love after high school is not something that I have looked forward to. The opportunity to continue my education while playing baseball is something that has become a possibility through hard work and dedication.
After college, I plan to become a probation officer. My goal is to come back to my community and help people who have made bad choices in their lives and are in need of a helping hand in order to get back onto their feet. I know people are not perfect and I believe everyone deserves a second chance. With a degree in the criminal justice field, I might be able to help them make better decisions and work torward improvng their lives.
It is hard to believe that I have come from throwing a baseball at a fence with a strike zone painted on it to starting for my high school team and making my way towards becoming one of the districts top players. I believe that you can do anything you set your mind to in life and it is not bad to dream big. I have learned that in order to succeed in life, you must set your goals and standards high and to never settle for "good enough"....always strive for more. You can always do better. From the time I started playing sports, my mother and father told me that everytime your not on the field getting better, someone else is. I intend to be the person on the field, not the guy watching!