LSU's 2014 baseball recruiting class ranks no. 1.
Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports
Baseball American ranked LSU's recruiting class No. 1 on Wednesday. Here is some of what they had to say:

LSU was flying high when the signing deadline passed in July and all but one of LSU’s drafted recruits chose college over pro ball. Landing lefthander Mac Marshall (the No. 57 prospect in the BA 500) was a coup for LSU, headlining a class that featured an unprecedented eight BA 500 prospects.

So when Marshall had a change of heart in late September and withdrew from school to transfer to Chipola (Fla.) JC, the Tigers took it in stride. Not many recruiting classes could withstand a blow like that, but LSU’s incredibly deep class—which we spotlighted in detail after the signing deadline—still ranks as college baseball’s best.

“We’re moving forward with the pitchers who are here,” Tigers coach Paul Mainieri said when the school announced Marshall’s departure. “Alex Lange, Jake Latz, Jake Godfrey, Doug Norman, Collin Strall and Austin Bain have all looked outstanding in individual workouts. This development in no way diminishes our enthusiasm for this recruiting class.”
Top 25 recruiting classes:

1. LSU
2. Virginia
3. Florida
4. Arkansas
5. South Carolina
6. North Carolina
8. Stanford
9. Oregon State
10. Florida State
11. Texas
12. Missouri
13. Miami
14. Oregon
15. San Diego
16. Florida International
17. Oklahoma State
18. Vanderbilt
19. San Diego State
20. Maryland
21. Wichita State
22. Mississippi
23. Texas Tech
24. Mississippi State
25. Southern California

The first pitch of LSU's 2015 season will come on Friday, February 13 against Kansas at Alex Box Stadium.
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