Signed by the Beach Bums on June 15th, out of Ohio State University. In two seasons as a Buckeye, he hit .301 with 14 homers, 25 doubles, and 74 RBI in 98 games. He was 1st team all-Big Ten as senior, while being named an Ohio State Scholar Athlete, the National Player of the Week on February 19th, and Big Ten Player of the Week on February 27th. Before Ohio State, he spent two seasons at McLennan CC in Waco, TX. He was name to the 2016 All-Cenference 2nd team and to the NJCAA All-Academic team.