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Jamie Taylor
Jamie  Taylor
Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Johns Creek, Ga.

High School:
Marist School

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 197

Position:
C/RHP


Before Tech: A four-year letter winner in baseball at the Marist School under head coach Mike Strickland ... Also lettered for one year on the football team ... Ranked as high as No. 13 at the catcher position and No. 84 overall in the state of Georgia for the class of 2017 ... A 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game honorable mention all-American and a southeast all-region second-team selection as a senior ... Was also a 2016 PG underclass high honorable mention honoree ... Named to the Georgia Dugout Class AAAA all-state second team in 2017 ... Tabbed the team's 2017 Defensive Player of the Year ... Was named Marist's 2016 Offensive Player of the Year as a junior ... Was also the team's Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore in 2015 ... Co-captain in 2017 as a senior ... Helped lead his Marist squad to a 2017 state championship title, the program's 13th overall ... Was a part of three regional championship teams (2014, 2015 and 2016) ... Was awarded the Marist School baseball scholar-athlete award in 2017 ... A member of the Dean's List and the National Honor Society ... Also played club ball with East Cobb for five years and 6-4-3 DP for two years along with current Yellow Jacket teammates Brant Hurter and Hugh Chapman.

Personal: Full name is James Douglas Taylor Jr., but goes by Jamie ... Born on Feb. 5, 1999 in Johns Creek, Ga. ... Son of James Sr. and Elizabeth Taylor ... Has two siblings -- Alexandra and Grey ... Enjoys listening to musing, building, doing yardwork and fishing ... Also enjoys volunteering ... Chose Tech because of the proximity to home, its academic excellence and its baseball tradition ... Intends to major in business administration with a concentration in finance.