School has always been important in my family. My mother raised me in a manner that it was rare for me to be fine with any grade lower than a B. Being successful in the classroom is just as important as being successful on the field. Baseball has been around for me since i was born. I realized I wanted to play at the next level when i saw my cousin win the College World Series in 2007. Ever since then it has been a dream of mine to be where he once was and I said to myself I would do whatever it takes. Waiting for my Dad to get home just so he could go and put me through drills he saw on youtube was a regular thing for me growing up. Thanks to all of that I have been a starting Varsity Baseball player since my Freshman year.