Consensus All-American college baseball player at Louisiana State University who was named the National Freshman Pitcher of the Year by Collegiate Baseball and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association in helping LSU get to the College World Series.
He was the Missouri Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year in high school as a senior.
He was originally going to play for the University of Arkansas.
He was adopted as a baby.
He played college baseball for LSU like Mark Guthrie before him.