USA Baseball Recruiting Class Ranked 29th Nationally By Collegiate Baseball Newspaper

September 25, 2013 · By · Filed Under Baseball 


The South Alabama Jaguar baseball team’s recruiting class was ranked #29 nationally by the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. The rankings, released last week, selects the top 40 teams in the country for their recruiting efforts and the Jags is the only school from the Sun Belt Conference to earn a spot in the rankings.

Coach Calvi and his staff signed 10 student-athletes to National Letters-of-Intent in November as well as adding five additional signees for the upcoming 2014 season.

USA lost 15 seniors to graduation and two juniors to the Major League Baseball Draft. Last season the Jags were the Sun Belt Conference Champion and played in the NCAA Regionals.

The coaching staff had to replace players such as Jordan Patterson, Kyle Bartsch and Dylan Stamey. To do so they brought in a mixture of high school and junior college players so they can have some players with experience to go along with their returners and to help the freshmen to make the transition to Division I baseball.

South Alabama will open fall practice on Monday, October 7 at Eddie Stanky Field.

Here is the full top-40 list as ranked by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper:

1. Florida
2. Mississippi St.
3. Florida St.
4. Miami (Fla.)
5. Oklahoma St.
6. Texas
7. Cal. St. Fullerton
8. Stanford
9. Oregon
10. Louisiana St.

11. South Carolina
12. Mississippi
13. N.C. State
14. Tennessee
15. Texas A&M
16. UCLA
17. North Carolina
18. Arizona
19. Oklahoma
20. Michigan

21. Rice
22. Virginia
23. Vanderbilt
24. Oregon St.
25. Arizona St.
26. Nebraska
27. Texas Tech.
28. Texas Christian
29. South Alabama
30. California

31. U.C. Santa Barbara
32. Clemson
33. Arkansas
34. San Diego
Loyola Marymount
35. Georgia Tech.
36. Georgia
37. Louisville
38. East Carolina
39. Central Florida
40. Kent St.


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