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All Your Favorites:

  • Food:   Mexican Food
  • Movie: Bull Durham
  • Movie Character:  James Bond
  • Book (Author): F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Book Character (what book?): Gatsby in Great Gatsby
  • Show:   Duck Dynasty
  • Type of Music:  Country
  • Musical Artist or Band:  Jason Aldean
  • Song (Artist):  The Only Way I Know, Jason Aldean
  • Artist:  Pablo Picasso
  • Painting:  Guernica
  • City (foreign or domestic):  Tucson, Arizona
  • State:   Arizona
  • Country:  United States
  • Place (anywhere):  Telluride, Colorado
  • Sport:   Baseball
  • Activity:   Going hitting with my Dad
  • Hobby:   Fishing
  • Board Game:  Risk
  • Monopoly Piece:  The baseball cap in the cubs edition
  • Quote:   “Every soul who comes to earth with abilities at birth must go through life knowing it’s not what is its what can be that measures worth. Make it hard just make it possible, and through pain I’ll not complain. My spirit is unconquerable, fearless I will face each foe, I don’t care what is probable through blood, sweat, and tears I am unstoppable.”

Why did you choose Santa Clara?
I chose Santa Clara for its division one baseball opportunity and its incredible coaching staff. They had a vision and plan unlike any other program I had interacted with. I also chose Santa Clara for its great sense of community and education that competes with the best in the country. Being located in Silicon Valley, also offers great weather and job opportunities that will be very beneficial in my future.

What draws you to baseball?  What is special about the college game?
I love baseball because it is one of the only games where you are not constrained by a clock. It is a straight up test of who is better on that given day for 27 outs. It is also one of the hardest skills in all of sports and the mental challenge of it is what keeps you coming back. I think that college baseball offers an elevated competiveness and commitment that I cant wait to experience in my first year here.

Who is your favorite guy on the team to compete with? To compete against? Why?
I like competing against Rory, because he is super competitive like me, and we bring out the best in each other. Especially in speed and agility, it makes for a good race.

Top 5 people, living or dead, to compete against? In what?

  • Ray Lewis in football
  • John D. Rockefeller in business
  • Michael Jordan in basketball
  • Tiger Woods in golf
  • Anthony Robles in wrestling

5 people, living or dead, to have coffee with?

  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Ted Williams
  • Andrew Carnegie
  • Jackie Robinson

What would you do with a billion dollars?
I would buy a family ranch and take care of my grandma, and start a youth baseball club and coach. I would also be very involved in charity work and then invest the rest.

What do you want to be doing in 10 years?
I want to own a successful business and travel to a lot of places.

What does your ideal day look like?
I usually wake up after 8 hours of sleep go to lifting, and then get some breakfast. Then I go back to my dorm to get ready to go to class. Go to class get back try and do some homework and then head to the field to get ready to practice. When practice gets done I usually go get dinner with the guys and then spend the rest of the night finishing my homework and hanging out with friends.

What’s the #1 item on your Bucket List?
I want to go cage diving with Great White Sharks.

 

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