I am in college, not a high school player.
And i think you believe I am saying he isnt talented enough or something of that sort? Let me explain why I dont think he will be the starting center fielder from day 1 like you seem to think.
I believe Mark Laird is a great kid, and athlete. He runs a legit 4.5 (possible high 4.4) and can hit very good, although not for power. I think he graduated OCS with a career avg close to .500 which is very good, even though they hardly ever faced legit pitching he did prove his hitting abilities at the tournament you mentioned in the OP. But we return the whole starting outfield that we had on last years team, which just so happened to win the SEC. Raph and Katz are definitely not losing their spots to Mark, even though Katz could POSSIBLY move to 1st base. Our center field position is a question because Arby Fields fricking blows, but at the same time Sciambra or whatever his name is scheduled to return by next season and from what I remember he was pretty good when he played. I do believe he could eventually start at LSU, and get some playing time during his freshman year and hopefully take over but to say he is going to be the starting center fielder from day one (especially with the fact that he wasn't even offered a scholarship by the coaching staff until recently according to you and nobody else) is a ridiculous statement.
and on another note.. I honestly don't know much about his recruitment by other schools but I know his girlfriend, and I'm pretty sure he had planned on going to LSU the whole time because thats where she goes and it is possible he told other schools he had no intentions of going anywhere else.. but that is all just speculation
This post was edited on 6/25 at 5:00 pm