My name is Elijah Jackson, I attend Meadowbrook High School with the Class of 2021... I started to play baseball at the age of 5, but I didn’t really fall in love with the game until around 7-8 years old. Growing up I played football, basketball, soccer, and I did martial arts for a little too. When I got into the 8th grade is when I dropped all the other sports to play baseball and start to dedicate everything to into that one sport.
I always set goals for myself to push hard, to accomplish goals other people don’t normally think of. I want to lead my high school conference/ division in categories, I want to break records, I always want to do better then the day I did before. I want to do all those goals in college as well and I feel like with the right college and program I can accomplish those things.
I take my grades very serious because I know baseball can come and go but knowledge is forever. I slacked off a little freshman year averaging some B‘s and C’s when I moved down to Virginia from Pennsylvania because it was kind of an adjustment period. That’s when my eyes opened up as a student athlete, like I have to get my act together rest of my years of high school. I won‘t get to where I want to be just cruising by.
Now you may think I’m this always serious kid but really I’m a very chill, relaxed, funny, kid. It may take a minute for me to open up to you but once I do we will have a great relationship not only as coach and player, but also as a friend.
I get along very well with others and someone teammates tend to look up to at times. I like being that leader of the team that my coach is always counting on, that my teammates count on. I like having eyes on me because if everyone sees me as this person people look up to it makes me happy to know that I make a difference.
On the field I primarily play catcher. I also play middle infield. I have been playing those positions for a lot of my years as a baseball player. One thing with me though is I will play anyway you tell me to play and will perform it to the best of my ability. I am starting to play outfield a little more because with my speed and arm I feel like that’s where a lot of coaches could see me play. I always hustle on and off the field. I give 100% every play, every at bat, every stolen base, every passed ball, everything I do once I step onto that ball field is quick, fast, hustled, but controlled.
I definitely have good speed but I always want to get faster. I have a great bat but there’s always room for improvement and I am always willing to take feedback.
Whichever college I go to I know it will be a great fit for me and I will be a great team player no matter my role.