A freshman who was named the Georgia State class 5A Player of the Year in 2007 ... Coaches believe he is going to be a really good player, and is a solid No. 2 catcher behind starter Anthony Sosnoskie ... Will look to get innings mid-week, hopefully progressing enough to where he can spell Sosnoskie on weekends ... A strong player with a chance to be good offensively ... Needs to work on his receiving, but coaches are very happy with his arm strength and transfer ... Had a lot of success at the high school level and is adjusting physically to the pace of college baseball.
High School: A three-year letterman for Coach Shane Amos at Walton High School, where he helped the team to the 2007 class AAAAA state championship ... Was named the class AAAAA state player of the year by the Georgia Dugout Club, a division of the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association, following a senior season in which he batted .439 with eight home runs and 46 RBIs ... He tallied 18 doubles on the year, giving him Walton's single-season and career records in the category ... He also ranks among the school's top three all-time in hits, RBIs and home runs ... In addition to his state player of the year accolades, was also tabbed the Cobb County Player of the Year and a first-team selection by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ... Hit .395 as a junior with 30 RBIs and four homers, and .340 as a sophomore with 25 RBIs and four round-trippers ... Also played football for two years.
Personal: Christopher William Kay ... Born 9/26/88 in Cincinnati, OH ... Son of Michael and Christina Kay ... Enrolled in marketing.