Meet Jackson Dyer! Jackson is a senior at North Hall High School and a captain of the Trojan baseball team. Jackson has been a three-year starter and a part of the 2017 AAA State Championship team. He also recently committed to attend and play baseball at Georgia Southern University next year as a pitcher.
Jackson’s parents are Brandon and Cindy Dyer, he also has two brothers: Baker, 16 and Charlie, 13.
We want to thank Jackson for spending time with our intern Grady Vardeman and telling us more about his life and love of Hall County.
Question: What led you to play baseball over other sports?
Answer: “Baseball was just the sport that I played growing up and was always the one I enjoyed the most. I also fell in love with the idea that I could fail over 50% of the time and still be considered a good ballplayer.”
Q: How do you feel about the upcoming season for North Hall?
A: “We have seven seniors returning this year, so I feel the talent is all there with also a lot of young guys that got some playing time deep into the playoffs last year. We also have a brand new field that I’m really excited to play on.”
Q: What is your favorite pitch? And why?
A: “My curve ball and how I can make the batter look stupid.”
Q: How long have you lived in Hall County?
A: “I’ve lived in Hall County now for 18 years.”
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world right now where would it be? And why?
A: “Something my family does is go to a bunch of national parks, so to go see some more parks across the country would be really cool. I’ve been to Zion National Park, Yosemite and Bryce Canyon.”
Q: What is your favorite movie?
Q: What advice or motto does the North Hall baseball team have?
A: “Our motto has held the line and that means everyone should do their part.”
Q: What is something on your bucket list?
A: “I really want to travel out of the country, I’ve got to go to a lot of places within the States, but to go out of the county is definitely up there.”
Q: What current or former local business makes you most nostalgic about Hall County?
Q: Choosing any active or non-active MLB player who would have with? And where?
A: “I’d get lunch with Clayton Kershaw at Longstreet.”
Q: What is your favorite thing or something unique about Hall County?
A: “Gainesville is a pretty big town, but still has that small-town touch. It’s hard to find somewhere like Gainesville.”
Q: What three words or phrases that come to mind when you think of the word HOME?
A: “Family, Friends, and Together.”