Jon Tauzin, a junior college transfer, comes to Houston after spending the last two seasons at McLennan CC in Waco, where he helped his team to a Top 25 ranking and become the NJCAA National Runner-Up. READ MORE on Jon Tauzin
Q: When did you start playing baseball?
JT: I started playing baseball when I was probably five or six. My parents got me into t-ball along with other sports when I was little but baseball was the sport I loved playing the most.
Q: What has playing baseball taught you?
JT: Playing baseball has taught me a lot of things. Not only the rules of the game and how to win, but also has taught me valuable things that are useful in everyday life like hard work, motivation, and dedication.
Q: If you could be brothers with any of your teammates, who would it be and why?
JT: If I could be brothers with any of my UH teammates it would be Jacob Campbell because we both love to hunt and fish and we both have a lot of the same interests. Also I wouldn't mind being brothers with my roommates, Nathan Jackson, Jose Reyes, and Nick Hernandez because we already live together and hangout everyday.
Q: Why is the University of Houston the right fit for you?
JT: University of Houston was the right fit for me because the baseball program is on the rise and has a great chance to make a run to Omaha this year. It's close to home, and since it's close to home, I can go deer hunting more than I was able to the last two years since I was at McLennan in Waco.
Q: What are three things you hope to do before you die?
JT: Three things I want to do before I die are go to every Major League baseball stadium, watch the Houston Texans win a Super Bowl, and watch the Astros win a World Series.
Q: If you owned a food truck, what would it be called and what would you serve?
JT: If I owned a Food Truck I would name it THE Food Truck and would sell Burgers, Fries, Wings, pretty much everything to have a wide variety.
Q: If a former coach or teammate were asked to describe you, what would they say?
JT: If a former teammate or coach were asked to describe me in a few words they would say I'm hard working, determined, motivated and wants to always get better.
Q: What is your dream vacation spot?
JT: My dream vacation spot would be anywhere in the Bahamas to live the tropical life for a week or so.
Q: What are you looking forward to most during your first season?
JT: What I am looking forward to the most during my first year here are the plane rides for road games and the chance to make a push for Omaha.