Countdown to First Pitch: 10 Days (Brandon Cumpton Q&A)

Feb. 9, 2010

The Georgia Tech baseball team begins the 2010 season Friday, Feb. 19 when it opens a three-game series with Missouri State. With preseason practice underway, fans can check out RamblinWreck.com to find blogs, video interviews and Q&A’s by members of the 2010 squad about their lives as college students, what’s going on in practice, and their excitement about the upcoming season in the countdown to first pitch series.

Today’s Q&A is with junior right-handed pitcher Brandon Cumpton.

Born (when and where): November 16, 1988
Status: Getting prepared for February 20th (my first start)
High School Alma Mater: Greenbrier Wolfpack
What’s on TV: Sports Center, Law and Order SVU, NCIS
What’s in my iPod: Country, Rap, Rock, R&B
What I drive: 2006 Navy Blue Dodge Dakota
What I’m reading: Mental ABC’s of Baseball
Worst habit: Being too hard on myself and spitting

On my bedroom walls: Poster of John Smoltz, our 2010 schedule, team goals, personal goals
Would love to trade places with for a day: Nolan Ryan or Tim Lincecum
First job: Construction work with a friend’s dad
Talent I’d like to have: Play the guitar
Favorite meal: Steak, baked potato, and green beans
Favorite athletes to watch in other sports: Lebron James, Matt Ryan, Tiger Woods, Rick Porcello
The celebrity some people say I look like is: Ryan Reynolds or James Franco

One coaching peer I truly respect: Kris Edge and David Noyce
Favorite city to visit: Tampa, Florida
Favorite team as a kid: Atlanta Braves
Favorite values in others: Honesty, humor, laid back personality
Favorite attribute about myself: My smile
And least: My legs

My bat of choice: Rawlings Green Plasma
My glove of choice: Rawlings Pro Preferred Mesh
My dream date would be with: Brooklyn Decker, Marissa Miller or Megan Fox
My heroes: My dad, my mom, and brother
My bucket list: Win a national title this year, travel to Hawaii, Australia and Italy
My motto: “Give 100% all the time and have fun” and Joshua 1:9 (look it up!)

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