Preseason Baseball rankings

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  1. Ellis Hugh

    Ellis Hugh Space Wrangler

    Aug 9, 2001
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    Baseball recruiting rankings

    8 of the 12 SEC teams in the top 25!
    Baseball Recruiting Class Ranked No. 2
    BATON ROUGE -- LSU's 2001 recruiting class is rated No. 2 in the nation by Collegiate Baseball magazine. The ranking marks the second straight year LSU has finished No. 2 in the recruiting survey, which appears in the Oct. 5 issue of the magazine.

    Southern California is No. 1 in the 2001 recruiting poll, followed by LSU, Notre Dame, Miami (Fla.), Stanford, Ole Miss, Clemson, Arizona State, Florida State and South Carolina.

    Other SEC teams appearing in the Top 25 are No. 18 Mississippi State, No. 19 Vanderbilt, No. 21 Tennessee, No. 22 Arkansas and No. 23 Alabama.

    LSU's recruiting class features four players who were selected in the 2001 draft. They are catcher Jonathan Zeringue of E.D. White High School in Thibodaux, La. (Chicago White Sox - third round); outfielder Jay Mattox of Conway (Ark.) High School (Chicago White Sox - fourth round); outfielder Dustin Hahn of Galena High School in Reno, Nev. (Baltimore Orioles - 21st round); and first baseman Jason Columbus of New Mexico Junior College (Cleveland Indians - 49th round).

    The Tigers' class includes several other highly touted prospects, including right-handed pitcher Jake Tompkins of Sacramento (Calif.) City College, infielder/right-handed pitcher Clayton Harris of Slidell (La.) High School, infielder J.C. Holt of Oak Hill High School in Sieper, La., and outfielder Brian Nagore of Okaloosa-Walton (Fla.) Junior College.

    LSU assistant coach/recruiting coordinator Turtle Thomas continues to enhance his reputation as one of the nation's best recruiters. Thomas, who served as the recruiting coordinator at Miami (Fla.) from 1989-99, has produced seven classes ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. Thomas assembled at Miami No. 1 classes in 1989, 1992 and 1994, and No. 2 classes in 1991 and 1999.

    His two LSU classes (2000, 2001) have earned the No. 2 ranking.

    2001 Collegiate Baseball Recruiting Class Rankings

    1. Southern California
    2. LSU
    3. Notre Dame
    4. Miami (Fla.)
    5. Stanford
    6. Ole Miss
    7. Clemson
    8. Arizona State
    9. Florida State
    10. South Carolina
    11. Oklahoma
    12. Texas
    13. Cal State Fullerton
    14. Georgia Tech
    15. Oklahoma State
    16. Texas Tech
    17. San Jose State
    18. Mississippi State
    19. Vanderbilt
    20. Cal State Northridge
    21. Tennessee
    22. Arkansas
    23. Alabama
    24. Rice
    25. Baylor
  2. LSU_Tiger_Rob

    LSU_Tiger_Rob Freshman

    Sep 27, 2001
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    Thanks for the info Ellis Hugh. I'm looking forward to another thrilling season of Tiger baseball. Hopefully this years team will show the intensity that last years team seemed to lack.
  3. tiger777

    tiger777 Founding Member

    Oct 23, 2001
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    I think we would have been number one had Austin Nagle chosen to come rather then go pro. He was chosen second round if I'm not mistaken and was Louisiana's Mr Baseball.

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