His father likes to joke that as an athlete, his son is a disappointment.
He wanted a baseball player and what he got was one of the best young hockey players on the planet.
And it now appears that former Johnson City high school standout Jerry D'Amigo is taking his game to the pro level.
Several media outlets report that D'Amigo has already informed his coaches at RPI that he will be leaving school after one season to sign with the toronto Maple Leafs.
He is considered the fastest rising prospects the Leafs have.
His stock really began to rise in the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship where he finished third in scoring with six goals and six assists while helping Team USA capture the gold medal.
In 35 games with RPI this season, D'Amigo has 10 goals and 24 assists.
If he does sign it's not clear if D'Amigo would go to a junior team, the AHL or even possibly straight to the NHL