Brandon Thomas leads the way

As a long time GA Tech baseball fan, I am enjoying their resurgent effort.  The Yellow Jackets are off to a great start in the NCAA Super Regionals in Gainesville, FL with a win yesterday over the College of Charleston.  It’s going to be tough to win it all but I like our chances because we have Brandon Thomas.

Brandon is a junior switch hitting outfielder that is leading the Yellow Jackets offensively with a .365 batting average.  He was recently honored by being selected for the ACC Baseball All-Conference Team.  He is also a projected 2012 top round MLB Draft Selection.  If you play baseball at GA Tech, that also means that you have to be a student as well.  Brandon excels at that also.  He was recently named to the Capital One Academic All-America team maintaining a 3.66 GPA in management.

Brandon has been a client of mine through Diamond Directors since the age of 12.  His family has also been a supporter of L.E.A.D. since 2008 while he was a student-athlete at Pace Academy.  While in high school, he helped raise over $3,000 that was donated to L.E.A.D. by families at Pace Academy.  His family also exposed our Ambassadors to the traditions of GA Tech Baseball by attending their annual preseason banquet.

I remember Brandon speaking to our L.E.A.D. Ambassadors in 2010 about his experience as a freshman at GA Tech.  They hung on to every word because he was doing something that they all dreamed of doing.  Being a student-athlete is a big deal.  One of the Ambassadors that took Brandon’s words of advice as a personal challenge was Desmond Stegall.

Desmond recently completed his freshman year at Grambling State University.  He got his first taste of Division I baseball on the field but he is more respected for his 3.86 GPA.

On Friday, June 15th, Desmond Stegall will address a packed crowd of over 150 special guest as we honor our 2012 class of graduating L.E.A.D. Ambassadors at Turner Field’s 755 Club.

Our success as an organization is largely due to the success of young men like Brandon Thomas and Desmond Stegall.  Gentlemen, continue to lead the way!