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College Baseball Recruiting - Collegiate Baseball Newspaper

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: Tuesday (Sept. 21, 2010)

LOUISIANA STATE WINS NCAA DIVISION I RECRUITING TITLE

TUCSON, Ariz. ó Louisiana State University landed the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation, according to Collegiate Baseball newspaperís annual evaluation of NCAA Division I baseball classes.

It marks the Tigersí third national recruiting title in the 28-year-history of the evaluation. LSU also landed No. 1 classes in 2004 and 2007. Eight players 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. The class features 19 athletes, including 11 freshmen, six junior college transfers and two 4-year transfers.

"Itís a phenomenal class," said Paul Mainieri, head coach of the Tigers. "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 Davidís guidance."

Seven newcomers were selected in the 2010 Major League Draft, including:

RHP Kevin Gausman, Grandview H.S. (Centennial, CO), sixth round, Dodgers.

INF/SS/RHP Jacob Jones, Richton H.S., MS, 19th round, Astros.

RHP/INF Ryan Eades, Northshore H.S. (Slidell, LA), 19th round, Rockies.

RHP Tyler Jones, Madison Area Tech J.C. (Madison, WI), 21st round, White Sox.

LHP Mitch Hopkins, Louisiana St.-Eunice J.C., 42nd round, Reds.

C Tyler Ross, Barron Collier H.S. (Naples, FL), 46th round, Phillies.

RHP/OF Jimmy Dykstra, Yavapai J.C., AZ, 50th round, Rockies.

Another athlete, 1B/LHP Jamie Bruno, a transfer from Tulane, was previously chosen in the 15th round of the 2008 draft by the Mets.

Other quality players the Tigers brought in include:

INF/OF Raph Rhymes, LSU-Eunice J.C. (NJCAA Division II National Player of The Year, .483, 31 doubles, 12 HR, 98 RBIs, 15 SB).

C Jackson Slaid, Lakeside H.S. (Sibley, LA), All-State, 2008, 2009, 2010.

C Jordy Snikiars, Texarkana J.C., TX, 1st team All-Region, 2 time All-Conference.

RHP Kurt McCune, Destrahan H.S., LA, 1st team All-State 2009, 2010.

INF/RHP Kevin Koziol, Brother Rice H.S. (Chicago, IL), Illinois Player of The Year, 2009, All-State three years.

OF Marcus Davis, Princeton H.S. (Cincinnati, OH), All-State 2009.

RHP Nick Rumbelow, Bullard H.S., TX, All-State 2010.

RHP/INF Kirk Cunningham, Delgado J.C., LA, NJCAA Academic All-American 2010.

RHP/INF Joe Broussard, Holy Cross H.S., LA, All-State 2010, All-Metro Pitcher of Year.

RHP Kevin Berry, transfer from Univ. of New Orleans, All-State 2008, H.S. District Player of Year.

RHP/C Sam Peterson, Rosepine H.S., LA, All-State 2009, 2010, Player of Year.

The following are the top 40 rankings of  NCAA Division I recruiting classes for 2010 as determined by the staff of Collegiate Baseball newspaper. A complete rundown of the top 10 classes is in the Oct. 1, 2010 edition of Collegiate Baseball.

 

Collegiate Baseballís 2010 Recruiting Results
(As of Sept. 21, 2010)
Rank   Team

Recruits

Frosh

JC

Other Tran.

  1. Louisiana St. 19 11 6 2
  2. San Diego 17 8 9 0
  3. Oregon 12 10 2 0
  4. UCLA 9 9 0 0
  5. Florida 8 7 1 0
  6. Georgia Tech. 16 16 0 0
  7. South Carolina 16 10 6 0
  8. Cal. St. Fullerton 16 8 7 1
  9. Arizona St. 14 10 3 1
10. Vanderbilt 13 11 1 1
11. Stanford 11 11 0 0
12. Oregon St. 18 12 6 0
13. Texas 13 12 1 0
14. Arkansas 17 13 2 2
15. Nebraska 10 10 0 0
16. Kentucky 12 10 2 0
17. Florida St. 12 6 6 0
18. Mississippi St. 19 14 5 0
19. Rice 11 10 0 1
20. Central Florida 11 4 6 1
21. Mississippi 20 14 6 0
22. Southern California 7 6 1 0
23. Miami (Fla.) 13 12 0 1
24. Wichita St. 9 7 0 2
25. North Carolina 14 14 0 0
26. Auburn 17 11 6 0
27. Oklahoma St. 26 7 17 2
28. Fresno St. 11 8 3 0
29. Louisville 13 12 1 0
30. Clemson 9 9 0 0
31. Oklahoma 13 9 4 0
32. Oral Roberts 16 6 9 1
33. California 10 9 1 0
34. Virginia 8 8 0 0
35. U.C. Irvine 14 13 1 0
36. San Diego St. 22 20 2 0
37. Alabama 11 7 3 1
38. New Mexico 20 10 10 0
39. Texas Christian 10 8 1 1
40. Maryland 23 13 10 0
      Illinois St. 11 7 3 1

Other Top Recruiting Classes: Arizona, Coastal Carolina, Minnesota, Jacksonville, Pepperdine, Texas A&M, Baylor, Tennessee, Sacramento St., Appalachian St., Tulane, N.C. Charlotte, East Carolina, Alabama-Birmingham, Washington, Washington St., Stetson, Creighton, Long Beach St., U.C. Santa Barbara, Cal. Poly, Michigan, Ohio St., Iowa, Jacksonville St., Central Michigan, Missouri, Texas Tech., St. John's, San Jose St., Southern Mississippi, Illinois, Samford, Bradley, Old Dominion, Marshall, Arkansas-Little Rock, Louisiana-Lafayette, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Gonzaga, N.C. State, Santa Clara, S.E. Louisiana, Louisiana-Monroe, Miami (Ohio), Eastern Michigan, Georgia Southern, Ohio, South Alabama, Florida International, Bethune-Cookman, Butler, East Tennessee St., Georgia St., James Madison, Manhattan, Memphis, Middle Tennessee St., N.C. Greensboro, Nevada, Pittsburgh, Virginia Military Institute, Winthrop, Rhode Island.

 

 

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