It’s baseball camp at Harrison High School (Kennesaw, GA) the summer before my freshman year. A baseball coach (and defensive coach for football) approached me and asked if I played football. This is the question that changed my athletic path through high school. I had not played football ever before freshman year in high school and because I was a “Big Kid” this coached asked me to come out the following Monday to give the sport a try. I fell in love with the sport of football. My family is as athletic as one comes, with 3 boys and one girl all of us being two sport athletes. We get our passion for competition from our parents. My father played college baseball at Lee University, and that’s where he met my Mother who played both basketball and volleyball at Lee. I have learned that moving from Indiana to Florida to Georgia to Alabama has taught me one thing, sports language is universal.
Moving around a bunch over the last eight years from Indiana to Florida, to Georgia, and now to Alabama has given me a chance to see many different type of folks. At Harrison High School (Kennesaw, GA) I met some really good folks that taught me that work ethic in the weight room can pay off in dividends. I didn’t learn that lesson fully until the move to Foley, Alabama and Foley High School. It was a difficult move after kind of cementing myself to be in the mix for Varsity Offensive Line, I was uprooted and re-planted in a new place. The weight room and lessons I learned at Harrison transcended into starting on the Varsity OL at Foley as a junior beating out a senior at the same position. Moving trained me that Life isn’t fair, and that you have to constantly move forward when adversity affects you in anyway.
I am excited for what my future may hold in my education. I know I will be an asset to any college campus I set my feet on, and any program’s name that I represent. I do not have a solid plan for my major. I have a few things that interest me, but I have a little time to narrow the gap. As far as on the field, I play anywhere on the offensive line, and I long snap. I have played on the other side of the ball, and thoroughly enjoy it as well. I would help any team in any capacity they saw fit. I am not afraid to face change, another man, or another state. I know that the game at its core is the same no matter where I go. It’s just faster, stronger depending on where it is. If you are looking for a difference maker in your program, on your campus, and in your community, then I am your guy!