Tiger baseball recruiting class ranked #1
For the second time in four years, the LSU baseball program has landed the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation, according to Collegiate Baseball newspaper.
Eight players in LSU's 2010 class were drafted, another was the NJCAA Division II Player of The Year last season and two others were named their respective high school state Players of The Year.
"It's a phenomenal class," said LSU coach Paul Mainieri. "All the credit in the world goes to (LSU associate head coach) David Grewe, who coordinated the class and worked endless hours. He did everything that was necessary to evaluate the players and bring them into our program. David was capably assisted by (LSU assistant coach) Javi Sanchez, who did a tremendous job and has become a veteran recruiter with David's guidance."
The class features 19 student-athletes, including 11 freshmen, six junior college transfers and two four-year transfers. The newcomers and returning LSU players have been engaged in individual workouts since late August. LSU begins its five-week fall practice period at 1 p.m. Sunday in Alex Box Stadium. The 2011 season opens on Feb. 18 when the Tigers play host to Wake Forest.
"The coming season marks a transition to a new era in our program," Mainieri said. "We only have two players remaining from our original signing class that arrived in the fall of 2007. That class was rated No. 1 in the country and was instrumental in us winning the national championship in 2009.
"Hopefully, this new class will have the same significant impact on our program that the original class had. I think there is a really good chance for that to happen."
To see all of LSU's Newcomers and Collegiant Baseball's complete list of 2010 Recruiting Results Click Here.