Just came to Liberty in 2003 with no scholarship offer - just an invitation from hitting coach Terry Weaver to try out for the team.
Just tried out as a third baseman, but his
arm strength forced a move to second base.Yet he
still received at-bats as a designated hitter while playing backup to Larry Wayne York.
Just batted .294 his
freshman year and increased his
average to .330 as a sophomore when he
had three home runs, 26 RBIs and 13 doubles.