LSU baseball No. 3 in recruiting ranking

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FILE – In this Feb. 14, 2020, file photo, LSU baseball head coach Paul Mainieri watches his players practice before an NCAA college baseball game against Indiana, in Baton Rouge, La. The widely praised NCAA decision to extend the eligibility of spring sports athletes who had their seasons abruptly end because of the coronavirus pandemic creates headaches for baseball and softball coaches who have to manage rosters that could become unwieldy. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton, Fle)

BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU is No. 3 in the 2020 Collegiate Baseball magazine recruiting ranking released on Friday, marking the Tigers’ second Top 5 finish this month. LSU was No. 2 in the Baseball America recruiting poll that was released on September 2.

LSU has finished in the Top 10 of a recruiting survey 13 times in the past 14 years. The Tigers have finished No. 1 in a recruiting ranking in 2007, 2010, 2014 and 2018; No. 2 in 2020; No. 3 in 2009; No. 4 in 2012; No. 5 in 2017; No. 6 in 2019; No. 7 in 2011, 2015 and 2016; and No. 10 in 2013.

The 2020 ranking marks the third Top 5 class for LSU assistant coach Nolan Cain, who has served as recruiting coordinator since 2017. Cain’s classes have been ranked as high as No. 5 in 2017, No. 1 in 2018, No. 6 in 2019 and No. 2 in 2020.

The 17-man 2020 recruiting class is composed of 10 pitchers, six position players and one two-way player. 

2020 Collegiate Baseball Top 25 Recruiting Class Ranking

  1. Miami (Fla.)                                        
  2. Vanderbilt
  3. LSU
  4. Arizona
  5. Florida
  6. UCLA                                                               
  7. Texas
  8. South Carolina
  9. Arkansas
  10. Arizona State
  11. Mississippi State
  12. Florida State
  13. TCU
  14. Texas Tech
  15. Georgia Tech
  16. Georgia
  17. North Carolina
  18. Mississippi
  19. Auburn
  20. Virginia
  21. Louisville
  22. Oklahoma
  23. Oklahoma State
  24. Houston
  25. Tennessee

(Press releases provided by LSU Athletics).

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