Jan. 26, 2012
The Georgia Tech baseball team begins the 2012 season Friday, Feb. 17 when it opens play in the Rock Hill Coca-Cola Classic at Winthrop. Stay tuned to RamblinWreck.com and meet all 33 Yellow Jackets with the “Countdown to Opening Day” series.
INF | R-R | 6-1 | 166 | Freshman | Fort Pierce, Fla. (John Carroll)
RW.com: List three words that describe you…
Thomas Smith: Loyal, determined, hardworking
RW: Name one thing that fans don’t know about you…
TS: I play the drums
RW: Why did you choose Georgia Tech?
TS: It was my No. 1 choice for academics, and one of the best places to play baseball in the country
RW: If you could bring one thing from your hometown, what would it be?
TS: We have a restaurant called Dales BBQ tht everyone in my town goes to. By far has the best food
RW: What is the best piece of advice that a coach gave you?
TS: Don’t think too much, just react
RW: What would be your ultimate sports center highlight…
TS: Making a diving catch to win the CWS
RW: What is your dream job?
TS: Working on building and designing military equipment
RW: What is the reason behind your uniform number?
TS: That’s the number I was given but coincidentally, it means a lot to my grandparents
RW: Name the most interesting place you’ve visited.
TS: Washington, D.C.
RW: What’s the one memory that stands out from your childhood?
TS: My freshman year in high school playing in the state championship. It was the first time our school made it to the finals in 30 years
RW: Biggest accomplishments…
TS: Getting into Tech academically… Making it to back-to-back state Final Four’s for baseball in high school… Walking on to the Tech baseball team
RW: Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met?
TS: Mike Piazza
RW: What is your favorite Georgia Tech tradition?
TS: George P. Burdell
RW: Interests outside of baseball…
TS: Playing the drums, fishing, listening to music