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LSU Tiger baseball earns No. 1 recruiting class honor

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    Tiger baseball earns No. 1 recruiting class honors
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    By Kirk Michelet | September 12, 2018 at 2:56 PM CDT - Updated September 12 at 2:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Expectations for LSU’s 2018 - 2019 baseball season are already high, and now you can add the No. 1 recruiting class in the country to the excitement.

    The Tigers signed 16 recruits, 13 freshmen, and three junior college transfers this year, earning Baseball America’s top ranking.

    “Our recruiting coordinator, Nolan Cain, and our associate head coach, Alan Dunn, did a tremendous job in securing the No. 1 class in the nation,” LSU head coach Paul Mainieri said in a university release.

    “Several members of the class could have signed pro contracts, but they wanted to come to LSU. They didn’t want to give up on the college experience and the opportunity to be a part of the LSU baseball program. I know that these decisions will work out best for them, because I know what’s in store for them as LSU student-athletes," he said.


    Vanderbilt (2), Florida State (3), Louisville (4), and Florida (5) round out the top five.

    Other SEC schools:

    • (7) Texas A&M
    • (12) Miss. State
    • (15) Alabama
    • (17) Auburn
    • (23) Kentucky
    LSU has finished in the top 5 of a recruiting poll seven times in the past 12 seasons and is in the top 10 for the 11th time in the past 12 years.

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    The 16-man recruiting class is composed of nine pitchers and seven position players, and it contains seven players that have been chosen in an MLB Draft – outfielder Giovanni DiGiacomo, catcher Saul Garza, left-handed pitcher Easton McMurray, right-handed pitcher Landon Marceaux, right-handed pitcher Cole Henry, right-handed pitcher Jaden Hill and catcher/outfielder CJ Willis.

    LSU led all schools with eight recruits listed on the 2018 Baseball America Top 500, which is made up of all draft-eligible players.


    2018 Baseball America Top 25 Recruiting Class Rankings1. LSU
    2. Vanderbilt
    3. Florida State
    4. Louisville
    5. Florida
    6. UCLA
    7. Texas A&M
    8. Texas
    9. Clemson
    10. Miami
    11. Virginia
    12. Mississippi State
    13. Arizona
    14. Southern California
    15. Alabama
    16. Cal State Fullerton
    17. Auburn
    18. Texas Tech
    19. Florida International
    20. Texas Christian
    21. South Carolina
    22. North Carolina
    23. Kentucky
    24. Illinois
    25. Coastal Carolina
     
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