Gainesville native Pete Alonso had one goal when he arrived at the University of Florida — get to Major League Baseball.

While he earned his way into college on a baseball scholarship and dreamed of reaching the game’s highest level, he still had his doubters upon his arrival to campus. During a recent interview, the promising Mets prospect recalled the time he received a “C” grade on a paper outlining his goal of making it to Major League Baseball.

If you missed it, Alonso recently won the 2019 MLB Home Run Derby.

Alonso shared the inspirational story below: