BUFORD — Jackson Gaspard, a rising junior at Buford High School recently announced that he has verbally committed to play for Georgia Tech’s baseball program. The 6-foot, 175 lbs. super-utility player is a two-year varsity letterman for the Buford Wolves baseball team.  Gaspard is a versatile baseball player who is ranked No. 117 nationally by Perfect Game.  In Georgia, he is ranked No. 10 by Perfect Game and No. 11 by Prep Baseball Report.  

Buford’s Jackson Gaspard commits to Georgia Tech. Photo – Jason Rank

Gaspard has been playing baseball since the age of three when he began his career at Bogan Park in Buford.  He began playing travel ball at the age of eight.  When not competing for Buford, Gaspard spends his time with his travel ball team, the East Cobb Astros 16U team. Gaspard is a dedicated athlete who spends a considerable amount of his time off the field honing his skills with private trainers.  He trains with Ryan Goldin and Goldin Athletic Training Association, LLC (GATA) in Johns Creek, Full Count Baseball in Hoschton, and East Cobb in Marietta. 

Recruiting really took off for Gaspard following the Prep Baseball Report Futures Games last summer.  He received offers from multiple universities but it was Georgia Tech that impressed Gaspard the most.  Georgia Tech received a verbal commitment from Gaspard on Thursday.  He is expected to be a utility player, as well as, a pitcher for the Yellow Jackets.

To Gaspard, Georgia Tech felt like the best fit for him.  The baseball program has an excellent coaching staff and facilities.  To top it off, Georgia Tech is a prestigious school with a high caliber academic program.  Gaspard and his family also liked that the school is close to home.  Georgia Tech’s baseball program is always a top contender in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and in 2019 they clinched the ACC Coastal championship.  Georgia Tech’s baseball program has produced some high caliber players like former Buford Wolves star and MLB’s No. 2 overall draft pick for 2018, Joey Bart.

With Gaspard’s work ethic, skillset, versatility, and strong academics expect him to become a valuable asset at Georgia Tech.



Alicia joined the North Gwinnett Voice, as the Editor, shortly after the first publication. She is a homegrown Buford native, with the southern charm and "bless your heart" included. ...

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