After pit stops at JCJC, East Central and Holmes Community College, Deion Ulmer of Laurel was drafted by the LA Dodgers in the 26th round of the MLB draft this weekend.
"I was actually driving to go workout with one of my friends and my dad called and asked if I heard the news. I told him no, and he said you're a Dodger son," Ulmer said at his parents house.
"I just broke down in tears right there and it's just a great feeling."
Deion's father, Elvin, shared his thoughts on the moment his son was drafted by Los Angeles.
"We [were] actually watching on the computer, MLB network, and when they called his name my wife just kind of hit the ceiling and she was running through the house screaming and hollering and to be honest with you, I was just in shock and kind of sat there."
"I was speechless."