"Always was on time, always had his homework, worked hard to get his grade, always got his A," said Ed Waters, who was his high school baseball coach and also taught him American history and government. "Sounds too good to be true, but he definitely is in that category."
"I now can see why people take so long to make a decision. They want to be 110 percent sure," Waters' father Ed Waters told the New Haven Register on Tuesday. "This is a commitment you have to live with for 40 years."