One of my life goals is without a doubt to play collegiate baseball. My passion for baseball began when I was 5 years old on the little league fields in my hometown of Lufkin, Texas. On those fields, I have been coached by some of the best in baseball. The work ethic that my coaches and parents have installed in me is what separates me from other players. I know how to handle adversity and understand the sacrifice it takes to be the best. I had the incredible honor of playing on not one, but two United States Championship teams in the last few years. In 2017, I was on the Little League World Series United States Championship team in Williamsport, PA. Then, in 2018, I was on the Junior League World Series United States Championship team in Taylor, MI. Each World Series was broadcast on ESPN and I was able to compete against the very best in the world like Japan and Chinese Taipei. I spent two full summers completely dedicated to the sport I love. We practiced twice a day, 6 days a week in preparation for each World Series. Hard work paid off and we won both.
I am a competitor and also love to play football. I started on the Lufkin High School Varsity football team as a Sophomore and played middle linebacker. I am also a starting linebacker for my Varsity football team again this year as a Junior. Some would say that I play baseball like I play football. I am a vocal leader, am a team player and I know how to captain the diamond.
In addition to athletics, my academics are equally as important. I hold myself to a higher standard when it comes to athletics and my academics. Grades are extremely important to me. I am currently in AP classes and Dual Credit college classes. I plan to graduate in the top 6% of my class. When I am not in the weight room, the cages or at practice, I am at home studying and doing homework. It takes unwavering dedication, time management and the desire to succeed to achieve goals. I know this and fully understand it. I am ready to get to work and to make my presence known.