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LSU No. 2 in D1 Baseball Recruiting Ranking

Class of Newcomers Receives Third Top 3 Designation

by Bill Franques | Sr. Associate Communications Director
LSU No. 2 in D1 Baseball Recruiting Ranking

BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU is No. 2 in the recruiting ranking released on Friday, marking the third Top 3 finish for the class of new players who will make a significant impact upon the Tigers’ 2021 season. 

LSU’s class was ranked No. 2 by Baseball America and No. 3 by Collegiate Baseball in the fall. The Tigers’ newcomers and veteran players are engaged in individual workouts at Alex Box Stadium, and the first full-squad practice is scheduled for Friday, January 29. 

The 2021 season will begin in February, and the Tigers’ complete schedule of games will be released next week. 

The recruiting ranking marks the third Top 5 class for LSU assistant coach Nolan Cain, who has served as recruiting coordinator since 2017. Cain’s classes have been ranked as high as No. 5 in 2017, No. 1 in 2018, No. 6 in 2019 and No. 2 in 2020.

The 16-man class of newcomers is composed of 10 pitchers and six position players. Top 25 Recruiting Class Ranking
 1.    Miami (Fla.)                                        
 2.    LSU
 3.    TCU
 4.    Arizona
 5.    South Carolina
 6.    Florida                                                              
 7.    Mississippi State
 8.    Texas
 9.    Georgia
10.    Arkansas
11.    Stanford
12.    Vanderbilt
13.    Florida State
14.    Georgia Tech
15.    Ole Miss
16.    Clemson
17.    Texas Tech
18.    UCLA
19.    Wake Forest
20.    Oklahoma State
21.    West Virginia
22.    North Carolina
23.    Washington
24.    Oklahoma
25.    Kentucky