Ramblin’ With: Mott Hyde

What would you say is you biggest memory while apart of this team?

Hyde: It would probably be my walk-off [HR] here [at Russ Chandler Stadium] against North Carolina last year.

What is your favorite tradition here at Georgia Tech?

Hyde: All of the songs that are played and how the fans get into them.

As a young child, what did you want to be growing up?

Hyde: Oh, when I was little I wanted to drive big trucks. I don’t know why but I did.

“Do you have any individual goals for the team this season?”

Hyde: Well we have a list of team goals in the locker room that we touch every day. One of those goals is to host Regionals and make it to Omaha.

At what age did you start playing baseball?

Hyde: I was young, so around 4 or 5.

I read that you were born in Saudi Arabia. When did you move to the US?

Hyde: When I was 2.

You were drafted in 2010 by the Blue Jays. What made you come to Georgia Tech instead of pursue a professional career right away?

Hyde: The coaches, the education, and I was coming in with a lot of friends that I wanted to play with.

Do you have any hobbies?

Hyde: I like to fish and hunt. I like outdoors stuff.

Who was your baseball idol growing up?

Hyde: I would have to say Deter Jeter.

Any nicknames on the field?

Hyde: None really, everyone calls me Mott.

If you could play any other sport, what would it be?

Hyde: Basketball

Would you play for Tech?

Hyde: I’m pretty good, so I’ll probably make the team. Just kidding.