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Talented LSU Baseball signee Cameron Johnson is reportedly not signing a professional contract with the St. Louis Cardinals after the club selected him with the 605th overall pick in the 20th round of the MLB Draft this week, according to Zach Nagy with SI.com.

Instead, Cameron will make his way to Baton Rouge as the highest-ranked prospect to come to LSU.

Johnson, a left-handed pitcher from Upper Marlboro, Md., is the No. 11 overall player and the No. 2 left-handed pitcher in the country. Dylan Crews was ranked No. 13 overall when he came to Baton Rouge. Per SI.com:
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Johnson’s father confirmed the news that he will enroll at LSU:

“He’s a Tiger at heart and extremely excited to play for Jay! Let’s Geaux!”

When Johnson was selected by the Cardinals, it was described as a “Hail Mary” play by the organization. After slipping to the 20th round where he was ultimately selected, St. Louis made their attempt to sway him their way.

After just one day, it was clear where Johnson belonged. The coveted prospect tweeted out three tiger emojis on Wednesday, stirring the pot while teasing LSU fans, but now all signs point towards the left-handed pitcher taking his talents down South.
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17 Comments
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I’ll just assume this to be public posturing until he arrives on campus
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Jabontik11 months
Outstanding
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TDsngumbo11 months
When is the deadline to sign?
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TommyDaTiger11 months
25th
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mla010011 months
Can’t wait for Nate Yeskie to get a a hold of all this Arm Talent at LSU! With Johnson at the helm, bringing-in Top-ranked classes and Portal Players, the future is looking BRIGHT for Tiger Baseball!! ??????
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sportjunkie6911 months
Leverage move. He probably saw how Zack Lee played LSU and got a $5M signing bonus.
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Bill W Tiger11 months
I sure hope you are wrong...Zack Lee did us nasty!
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goodgrin11 months
And Zach Lee had a non-existent MLB career at that. Epic waste.
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Deltatiger11 months
Pretty sure he has no clue who Zack Lee is
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lsuson11 months
Boom!
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MrWalkingMan11 months
If he was ok with $500K he would have gone in the 4th round
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Camp Randall11 months
I’m not holding my breath
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DeafVallyBatnR11 months
Very happy Cam'ron is coming to LSU
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deuce98511 months
Is this going to be another Lee situation on campus then gets a signing bonus? Except in this case it's a measly 500k?
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ATLSUfan11 months
His number was $3 mil , he was firm on it .
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ATLSUfan11 months
His number was $3 mil , he was firm on it .
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deuce98511 months
You don't know what his number is to sign. Maybe he wanted 3 million but he's okay signing with 500k lol.
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