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LSU Baseball Report

For Immediate Release – November 10, 2021

COACH JAY JOHNSON ANNOUNCES 2022 LSU BASEBALL SIGNING CLASS THAT IS RANKED NO. 1 IN THE NATION


BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU baseball coach Jay Johnson on Wednesday announced the 21 members of the Tigers’ 2022 recruiting class that have signed national letters-of-intent with the program.

The class is ranked No. 1 in the nation by Perfect Game, and the players in the class will be eligible for competition in the 2022-23 academic year.

"Our entire staff has worked tirelessly since our arrival this summer to put this class together,” Johnson said. “It features some of the top players in the country, and it will help accelerate our pursuit of getting the Tigers back to Omaha. There is high-end talent at every position all over this class, and it is a group that will complement the great group of returning players we will have in 2023.

“This class reflects that there is no place better in America for the elite player to play college baseball. I know our fans will love seeing this group at ‘The Box’ in 2023 and beyond.”

The class features:
• 11 Top 100 players in the Perfect Game overall national rankings
• 10 players selected to play in the Perfect Game All-American Classic
• 4 of the top Junior College pitchers in the United States
• 13 players that are ranked #1 at their positions in their respective states

“I am proud of our entire staff for their efforts to helping us get to today,” Johnson said. “Our Recruiting Coordinator Dan Fitzgerald spearheaded this, with great contributions from our Pitching Coach Jason Kelly, Hitting Coach Marc Wanaka, Director of Operations Tyler Nordgren, Director of Player Development Perry Roth, and Director of Scouting and Video Jamie Tutko. This is a great day for LSU Baseball."

Listed below are the members of LSU’s 2022 signing class:

Nate Ackenhausen, LHP
Owasso, Okla. (Eastern Oklahoma State)

· Recorded 56 strikeouts in 28 innings at Eastern Oklahoma State in 2021


Kaleb Applebey, RHP
Mount Carmel, Ill. (Wabash Valley CC)

· #2 Ranked Player in Illinois for Class of 2021 by Prep Baseball Report


Nick Bronzini, LHP
San Ramon, Calif. (California HS)

· #2 Ranked Left-Handed Pitcher in California by Perfect Game
· Ranked nationally as No. 128 overall prospect by Perfect Game


Micah Bucknam, RHP
Abbotsford, British Columbia (Mennonite Educational Institute)

· Drafted in 16th Round of 2021 MLB Draft by Toronto Blue Jays
· Ranked nationally as No. 186 overall prospect by Perfect Game


Justin Crawford, OF
Las Vegas, Nev. (Bishop Gorman HS)

· #1 Ranked Player in Nevada by Perfect Game for Class of 2022; played in Perfect Game All-American Classic
· Ranked nationally as No. 12 overall prospect by Perfect Game


Gavin Guidry, SS
Lake Charles, La. (Barbe HS)

· #1 Ranked Player in Louisiana by Perfect Game for Class of 2022; played in Perfect Game All-American Classic
· Ranked nationally as No. 55 overall prospect by Perfect Game
· Member of the 2021 18U Team USA National Team


Griffin Herring, LHP
Southlake, Texas (Southlake HS)

· #4 Ranked Left-Handed Pitcher in Texas by Perfect Game
· Ranked nationally as No. 286 overall prospect by Perfect Game


Jared Jones, C
Marietta, Ga. (Walton HS)

· #1 Ranked Catcher in Georgia; played in Perfect Game All-American Classic
· Ranked nationally as No. 45 overall prospect by Perfect Game


Michael Kennedy, LHP
Troy, N.Y. (Troy HS)

· #1 Ranked Left-Handed Pitcher in state of New York; member of the 2021 18U USA National Team
· Ranked nationally as No. 77 overall prospect by Perfect Game


Paxton Kling, OF
Roaring Springs, Pa. (Central HS)

· #1 Ranked Player in Pennsylvania by Perfect Game for Class of 2022; played in Perfect Game All-American Classic
· Ranked nationally as No. 14 overall prospect by Perfect Game
· Member of 2021 18U USA National Team


Jacob Misiorowski, RHP
Grain Valley, Mo. (Crowder CC)

· #2 Ranked Player in Missouri for Class of 2020 by Prep Baseball Report


Aiden Moffett, RHP
Mount Olive, Miss. (Taylorsville HS)

· #1 Ranked Right-Handed Pitcher in Mississippi for Class of 2022
· Ranked nationally as No. 189 overall prospect by Perfect Game


Brady Neal, C
Bradenton, Fla. (IMG Academy)

· #1 Ranked Catcher in Florida for Class of 2022; played in Perfect Game All-American Classic
· Ranked nationally as No. 32 overall prospect by Perfect Game


Jaden Noot, RHP
Oak Park, Calif. (Sierra Canyon HS)

· #1 Ranked Right-Handed Pitcher in California for Class of 2022; played in Perfect Game All-American Classic
· Ranked nationally as No. 22 overall prospect by Perfect Game


Mic Paul, OF
Salt Lake City, Utah (Olympus HS)

· #1 Ranked OF in Utah for Class of 2022
· Ranked nationally as No. 411 overall prospect by Perfect Game


Mikey Romero, SS
Menifee, Calif. (Orange Lutheran HS)

· #1 Ranked SS in California for Class of 2022; played in Perfect Game All-American Classic
· Ranked nationally as No. 23 overall prospect by Perfect Game


Zeb Ruddell, OF
Monroe, La. (Neville HS)

· #2 Ranked player in Louisiana for Class of 2022
· Ranked nationally as No. 246 overall prospect by Perfect Game


Chase Shores, RHP
Midland, Texas (Midland Lee HS)

· #1 Ranked Right-Handed Pitcher in Texas for Class of 2022; played in Perfect Game All-American Classic
· Ranked nationally as No. 24 overall prospect by Perfect Game


Adrian Siravo, RHP
Gilmanton, N.H. (Weatherford [Texas] CC)

· 2021 Cape Cod League All-Star


Robby Snelling, LHP
Reno, Nev. (McQueen HS)

· #1 Ranked Pitcher in Nevada; played in Perfect Game All-American Classic
· Ranked nationally as No. 71 overall prospect by Perfect Game
· 4-Star Football Recruit at McQueen HS


Tucker Toman, 3B
Columbia, S.C. (Hammond HS)

· #1 Ranked Third Baseman in South Carolina; played in Perfect Game All-American Classic
· Ranked nationally as No. 17 overall prospect by Perfect Game

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Comments

28 Comments
This is the one sport that I think NIL deals could play a significent role in. If there players are drafted there is now the potential to stay at LSU and be kings on campus instead of going to some tiple A (or less city) to toil in minors. First rounders will still probably leave - perhaps second rounders also. But lower round picks could be presented a finanical incentive to remain at LSU. Hope it works out that way.
Reply24 days
Impressive! Once again LSU is getting multiple top flight recruits. And, once again we get to wait until after next year's MLB draft to see who will actually make it to campus in August!
Reply24 days
Wow! This guy is on it! Now let's see how all that comes together where the rubber meets the road. Good luck Tigers!
Reply24 days
Why does he say keep saying 2023? He knows it's 2022 coming up, right? At any rate, I'm excited about this class.
Reply25 days
Nevermind, I was thinking he was officially announcing this years group, now that his roster is filled out. I'm not used to seeing a baseball signing class announced a year ahead of schedule, when we don't actually know crap until the draft is over.
25 days
What is a “LHP”?
Reply25 days
Rare species that normally doesn't like the air in Baton Rouge, hopefully that will change now that LSU has brought in more of that better air from AZ!
24 days
LSU 1, Vandy 2, Ole Miss 4, Arkansas 5, Miss State 6, Auburn 8, A&M 12, Bama 13, Florida 14. SEC is loaded in this class should make for some good battles.
Reply25 days
Lol it's all dandy until things go left. We shall see.
Reply25 days
Thanks Pawlllll.
25 days
Man I am so glad we ended up with coach Johnson! I think he was exactly what we needed. Cannot wait to see these kids play!
Reply25 days
Wow! That’s impressive as hell and the first season at LSU. The future looks bright.
Reply25 days
Christmas came early! What a magnificent haul. To just see the class is not 18 pitchers and 4 SS is mind-bending. If even 2/3 of that list makes it to campus is impressive for a staff that literally just got here. Praying for new level pitching development in BR. 3 lefties is just speechless
Reply25 days
What a difference a coach makes!
Reply25 days
Paul had an elite class last season that got pillaged by the draft
25 days
Has to be a dream job for JJ.
Reply25 days
Wow! Hitting the ground running is an understatement.
Reply25 days
Who probably doesn't make it to Baton Rouge?
Reply25 days
With THAT much talent, it is a legit question. Gotta love his quote - “This class reflects that there is no place better in America for the elite player to play college baseball." GT!
25 days
Feb can’t get here soon enough. Hopefully they make it to campus
Reply25 days
Pump the brakes there Clark ole baw. Did you not happen to catch that hoops game last night or are you one of those people that hate basketball cause we’ll just cause you’re one of those people??
25 days
3 LHPs ???!!?? I must be dreaming
Reply25 days
I'd almost forgotten what a LHP was.
25 days
We comin
Reply25 days
And we ain’t backing down
25 days
Loading up the pen! Geaux Jay!
Reply25 days
6R12
100
That's filthy rich
Reply25 days
New baseball staff just doing new baseball staff things!!!
Reply25 days
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