LSU landed the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation, according to Collegiate Baseball’s annual evaluation of NCAA Division I baseball classes. Here is what coach Paul Maineri had to say about the incoming class.

“We sort of gambled and went after some really talented players that we knew would be draft risks who would possibly not ever make it to campus,” said Mainieri.

“However, in the months since they all signed with us last November, in the conversations we had with them and the actions they were displaying, I could start to sense this was a different group in that they would openly express their desire to be here, be a part of LSU, and understood the significance of being an LSU baseball player.

“And that’s what you dream of as a coach and what you want in the players’ attitudes as they join your team. Our top priority was to add to our pitching staff some power arms.
The Tigers’ five players who were drafted last June include:

LHP Jake Latz (Lemont H.S., Lemont, IL), 11th round pick by Toronto.
C Mike Papierski (Lemont H.S., Lemont, IL), 16th round pick by Toronto.
LHP Mac Marshall (Parkview H.S., Lilburn, GA), 21st round pick by Houston.
RHP Jake Godfrey (Providence Catholic, New Lenox, IL), 21st round pick by Atlanta.
INF Grayson Byrd (King’s Ridge Christian, Milton, GA), 39th round pick by Atlanta.

The five high school All-Americans were:

INF Greg Deichmann (Brother Martin H.S., New Orleans, LA).
OF Beau Jordan (Barbe H.S., Lake Charles, LA).
C/INF Bryce Jordan (Barbe H.S., Lake Charles, LA).
RHP Alex Lang (Lee’s Summit West H.S., MO).
RHP Doug Norman (Ardrey Kell H.S., Charlotte, N.C.).

2014 NCAA Div. I
Recruiting Results
By Collegiate Baseball

1. Louisiana St.
2. Wichita St.
3. Florida
4. San Diego
5. Oklahoma St.
6. Mississippi St.
7. Texas
8. Stanford
9. Virginia
10. Cal. St. Fullerton
11.North Carolina
12. Oregon St.
13. Texas Tech.
14. Kentucky
15. Mississippi
16. Arkansas
17. UCLA
18. Long Beach St.
19. Oregon
T-20. Miami, Fla.
T-20. Florida St.

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Mr. Shankly116 months
Isn't going to matter...PM will f'it up like he always does
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AHM21116 months
How was Mississippi State's class?
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