Almost a true story
I recently got invited to join the first real D&D group I’ve ever been a part of and not knowing anything about D&D land I wanted to be a bison centaur. Our DM is a champion and made me a whole bisontaur race, and I immediately asked if I could be a rogue. He talked me out of it by convincing me that if I put the 18 I rolled for abilities on strength I would have 20 strength at level one so I split the difference and made a ranger (I figure they’re like warrior-rogues)
Jared would probably stick to his guns, though.