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Countdown to First Pitch (9 days): DeAndre Smelter

Feb. 9, 2011

The Georgia Tech baseball team begins the 2011 season Friday, Feb. 18 when it opens a three-game series with Kent State. With seventeen newcomers on the 2011 team, RamblinWreck.com will hold a Q&A with at least one freshman everyday until opening day in the “Countdown to first pitch” series.

Today’s feature is with outfielder/pitcher DeAndre Smelter.

DeAndre Smelter

OF/RHP / R-R/ 6-3 / 225

Macon, Ga. (Tatnall Square Academy)

RW.com: List three words that describe you…
DS: Cool, Calm, Collective.

RW.com: If you could bring one thing from your hometown, what would it be?
DS: My niece

RW.com: What was the most interesting thing you did this summer?
DS: Went to New Mexico

RW.com: What is the best piece of advice that a coach gave you?
DS: See it, hit it. Catch it. Throw it.

RW.com: What would be your ultimate sports center highlight?
DS: I would be running for a ball in the gap. My teammate would be sliding to make the catch. I would do a front flip over him and catch it in the air. = Ultimate Highlight.

RW.com: What is the reason behind your uniform number?
DS: It’s mama’s favorite number

RW.com: What’s the one memory that stands out from your childhood?
DS: Playing catch with my dad outside. Rain/sleet/snow

RW.com: Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met?
DS: Ozzie Smith

RW.com: Interests outside of baseball…
DS: I like to write music

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