I want to be great, period. I hope to accomplish numerous goals in my life, but the highest one would be to achieve greatness. I believe in hard work and grit, and over the years have come to realize that nothing is given in life and if you want something it can not be earned without commitment and dedication. My parents have raised me to be this way and to never lose sight of the value of hard work. They've also taught me to set the bar high. In whatever it is that I want to achieve, baseball, academics, or spiritually they always tell me to set the bar high because at least if I fall short of my goal, I will be better off than if I had achieved my goal but had set my expectations much lower. But along with my desire to succeed, I have an extraordinary high baseball IQ. Every coach I have played for the past four years has said that I have the potential to one day make a living as a coach in this sport. And as far as I can tell, I feel like I have really taken that to heart. Now, I am at the point in my life where I literally eat, sleep, and breathe baseball. The two things that I think separate me from other high school ball players wishing to play collegiately is, in fact, that high baseball IQ/knowledge of the game and my undying passion for the sport. While I am almost never the best player on the field, no other player on the field will ever be able to say they outwork me. So, although I may never be an overly dominant power- pitcher, I will almost always give quality innings because of my ability to hit spots, mix speeds, get ground balls, and manage the run game. And I'm fine with being that guy, I am completely comfortable knowing I'll never be a double digit- a game strikeout guy because when I take the mound I know my job is not to strike everybody out, its as simple as getting outs, in whatever way is most efficient.