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Hernandez Will Head to Boston College

John Nash

Jason Hernandez waited two years to sign on the dotted line.

Last month, the senior pitcher/infielder for the Greens Farms Academy, who had verbally committed to play for Boston College as a sophomore, finally got to live out his dream when he signed his official National Letter of Intent to become an Eagle.

“It feels surreal,” Hernandez said after signing in front of his family and friends. “My sophomore year, it felt like it was a mile away. It’s crazy to think about, but everything that’s happened, it has led up to this point. It’s still amazing.”

Hernandez went to a baseball camp at on the Chestnut Hill campus. That single week won him over.

“It obviously wasn’t the only school I looked at, but there was just something about being there on that campus,” Hernandez said. “It was just insane. I met the coaches, I went to camp, and I was just amazed about how tight everybody was.”

It was a feeling that felt familiar to him — one he first discovered right here at GFA.

“It kind of reminded me of GFA,” he said. “I talked to some of my friends who applied there as regular students and asked what they the environment was like and it feels just like GFA, only on a larger scale. It feels like home. That’s what I got from Greens Farms and I think it would be kind of amazing to continue that for my next four years.”

He was introduced to GFA by his good friend CJ Shea, a former GFA wrestler who graduated in 2021. Hernandez arrived on campus and immediately made an impact with the baseball program, which is rebuilding under head coach Pat Vigilio.

“We are all excited for Jason on his commitment to Boston College,” Vigilio said. “He’s a very athletic infielder and he’ll be pitching in a very competitive ACC. Jason has been an example to our younger players and works extremely hard to improve as an all-around player. He’s a humble young man with a burning desire to succeed every time he steps on the field.”

Baseball runs deep in the Hernandez family. His father played baseball growing up and his brother, Michael, played at Avon Old Farms and is currently playing for Sacred Heart University.

“I think it’s just in the blood, you know?” Hernandez said. “I was surrounded by baseball and I heard all of my dad’s stories from when he was younger and it really inspired me.”

Hernandez’s father, Francisco, was getting some looks from pro scouts, but his path took in a different direction.

“He was being looked at, but he ended up getting married to my mom,” he said. “He ended up choosing love instead of the game, but that kind of worked out for him.”

Growing up with an older brother who loved the game as much as he did also helped him become a better player.

Hernandez said, “We’ve been attached ever since we were little and I was always playing at an advanced level with him. He’s incredibly motivational for me, even to this day. I know we’re both Division I athletes now, but I still look up to him in his admirable way. It’s pretty amazing having him behind my back.”

Hernandez will head to Boston College with an eye on being a finance major.