Making the Alabama State playoffs as an eighth grade starter at my school when the last time we made the playoffs was 5 years ago was a great accomplishment and highlight of my career. We lost in the first round, but I learned so much. We were a young team, but fought with heart and determination. I learned to be a leader at a young age and to set high expectations and work hard to achieve them. Being a starter since seventh grade has given me an opportunity to learn from the older players and improve not only my physical abilities as a player, but also my mental toughness that is necessary for this profoundly wonderful game.
I was also fortunate enough to play for a team this summer that won the National Championship for the 15U bracket. Building a championship team from boys that are rivals during the regular season is a daunting task, but I learned countless valuable lessons this past summer that will not only make me a better baseball player, but a better person.
I will bring hard work, determination, and leadership to your program. God has blessed me with physical talent along with leadership skills and a mental ability to excel in life and baseball. I have learned that a team is a family and I will work to better not only myself, but my teammates and family as well. I also feel that academic excellence is as important as athletic excellence and both make you a significantly better player and I want to bring that excellence to your program.