Position
Right-handed Pitcher
Height
6'5
Weight
195 lbs.
Class
Freshman
Hometown
Pitkin, La.
Major
Sociology
High School
Pitkin HS

Tremendous two-sport athlete who was one of the best basketball players in Louisiana during his high school career … a prolific scorer and hard-nosed, tough defender on the hardwood who received several Division I basketball scholarship offers … as a pitcher, possesses a strong presence on the mound, has good stuff, pounds the zone and competes at an extremely high level.

PRIOR TO LSU 
2019 Louisiana Class B Player of the Year in both baseball and basketball … finished his high school basketball career as the 29th all-time leading scorer in the nation … a three-time 1st Team All-State selection in baseball and a member of the Southwest Louisiana All-Decade Team … posted an 11-1 mark on the mound in 2019 with a 0.46 ERA, 95 strikeouts and five walks in 75 innings, leading Pitkin High to the state championship … his high school baseball coach was former LSU player J.C. Holt, an All-America performer who was an infielder/outfielder for the Tigers from 2002-04 … Edwards was also a four-time 1st Team All-State selection in basketball and the Southwest Louisiana MVP of the Decade in basketball.

PERSONAL
Full name is Garrett James Edwards … parents are Jamey and Jennifer Johnson … Jamey is a physical therapist and Jennifer is a stay-at-home Mom … has an older brother, Reuben, an older sister, Kaylin, and a younger sister, Josslyn … on attending LSU – “I chose LSU because I’m a Louisiana boy and grew up an LSU fan. Then, finally getting the opportunity to play for the best team and fans in the country – there was no way to pass it up. I am very humbled and blessed to play for the Tigers” … born January 3, 2002.

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