Q&A with Valdosta's JD Smith

Posted 1/6/2022

Meet JD Smith, a 5-foot-10, 160-pound pitcher/shortstop from Valdosta High School who has signed with Georgia State. Smith is a member of the South Georgia Big 10 cover for the 2022 Georgia Dugout Preview Magazine. Here are 10 questions with him.

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Q: What in-game rituals or superstitions do you have?

A: Never step on the lines. Pray when I get to my position.


Q: Who is your favorite professional sports team?

A: Boston Red Sox.


Q: What is your favorite food to eat?

A: Chicken.


Q: Name one thing people may be surprised to learn about you? 

A: I like to fish.


Q: Who is your favorite teacher and what is your favorite high school subject?

A: Mrs. Soto. Spanish.


Q: Outside of baseball, what is your next hobby? 

A: Lifting weights.


Q: If you could travel anywhere outside the U.S., what would be your dream location and why?

A: Puerto Rico. I would love to see the amazing beaches.


Q: Name the person you'd like to meet the most.

A: Nolan Ryan - one of the best pitchers ever. I would like to ask him about pitching.


Q: Who has been the most influential person in your life?

A: My dad. He has taught me to be the man I am today and has sacrificed so much for me to be where I am today.


Q: After baseball, what career are you planning to pursue?

A: Professional baseball scout.