Matt Harper
6-2, 206
Bats: R; Throws: R
Valdosta, Ga.
(Lowndes County)

Strong and talented athletic who played for Tech as a freshman in 2007....Has a tremendous competitive background....Has the potential to hit for power....Can play either of the corner outfield positions.

2008: Played at Gordon College....Named GJCAA All-Region 2nd Team.

2007: Started back-to-back games 2/24-2/25....Collected first collegiate hit with two-run double 2/24 vs. Duquesne....did not see action after 3/10.

High School: Three-year letter-winner for coaches Danny Redshaw and Joe Mederos at Lowndes High School....Named all-region in both 2004 and 2005 and was the 2005 Region Player of the Year....Member of Team Georgia in 2004 and '05....Hit .516 with 11 HR, 15 doubles and 38 RBI while going 5-1 with 33 strikeouts and a 3.31 ERA in 38 innings on the mound as a senior....Was a perfect 6-0 with 42 strikeouts as a junior....Also lettered three years as a tight end and outside linebacker for football coach Randy McPherson....Helped the Lowndes football team to the 2004 and 2005 AAAAA State Championships....Named all-state in both 2004 and 2005 and played in the North-South Game in 2005....An Honor Graduate.

Personal: Matthew William Harper....Born Dec. 16, 1987....Son of Matt and Vicky Harper....Majoring in Business Management.

  • "Matt Harper now a Yellow Jacket". See story from Valdosta Daily Times.
 Georgia Tech Statistics
 Year   AVG  GP-GS    AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR RBI   BB  SO  SB-ATT  FLD%
 2007  .111   5-2      9   0   1   1   0   0   2    0   6   0-0   1.000