Either way, Kacy Clemens was facing a steep learning curve.
Clemens, the son of seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens whom the Houston Astros drafted in the 35th round (No. 1,037) of the MLB amateur draft over the weekend, has opted for college instead.
He'll attend school and play for the Texas Longhorns, his dad's alma mater.
"It was great to hear his name called and always an honor to be selected," Roger Clemens said, according to the Houston Chronicle. "His sights will be set on the 'The University' to get his education and get the Horns back to Omaha!"
According to the newspaper, Kacy Clemens was 8-0 with a 1.09 ERA this season while earning Rawlings second-team All-America honors at Memorial High School in Houston.
"Got drafted by the Houston Astros! Pretty cool!" Kacy Clemens tweeted. "But I will still be a longhorn! Hook'em!"