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Thibodaux, La.
High School
E.D. White HS

2020 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

A left-handed hitting centerfielder that covers a lot of ground on defense and is a tough out at the plate … a very speedy runner (6.5 seconds in the 60-yard dash), and he closes well on the ball, allowing him to make highlight-reel catches on a regular basis … has a very patient approach at the plate, allowing him to draw a lot of walks … also has pop in the bat and the ability to hit the ball out of the ball park … transferred from LSU after the 2020 season to Nicholls State … a member of the 2020 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll as a sport administration major.

2020 Season
Played in nine games (two starts in left field), batting .222 (2-for-9) with two doubles and one run scored … recorded doubles on Feb. 15 versus Indiana and on March 6 versus UMass Lowell. 

Prior to LSU
A five-year baseball letterman and three-year starter at E.D. White Catholic High in Thibodaux, La. – his first varsity action came as a 13-year-old 8th grader … E.D. White High posted an overall won-loss record of 142-31 during his five seasons, and he was part of five consecutive district championships, five playoff appearances, and a school record 27-0 start to the 2019 season … posted a .428 career batting average with 119 hits, 20 doubles, nine homers, 93 RBI, 127 runs, 91 stolen bases, 110 walks and a .590 on-base percentage … set several career school records, including batting average, walks, runs, stolen bases and on-base percentage … ranked as the No. 129 player in the country by Prep Baseball Report … a three-time all-state, all-region and all-district selection; also named the 2018 Louisiana Baseball Coaches Association Region 8 Hitter of the Year … a 2019 ABCA/Rawlings All-America nominee and a member of the 2019 Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class 4A All-Academic Team … also played running back for the E.D. White High football team … gained valuable experience in the summer of 2019, playing all three outfield positions with the Illinois-based Danville Dans (Illinois) of the Prospect League; Toups was the only high school player on any of the 12 teams in the league.

Full name is Wes Michael Toups … parents are Duane and Lynne Toups … has two older sisters, Alaina and Maddie … says the LSU culture influenced his decision to sign with the Tigers … majoring in sport administration at LSU … born April 10, 2001, in Thibodaux, La.

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