SEE ALSO: Top 25 Recruiting Rankings
SEE ALSO: Ole Miss Class Stays Together
SEE ALSO: 2016 BA 500
With 299 Division I college baseball programs, it isn’t easy to break into the Top 25 recruiting class rankings. Narrowing down the field is a difficult task that always leaves some impressive classes off the list. With that in mind, here are 10 more teams that fell just outside the Top 25, listed in alphabetical order.
Last year’s class may have had a higher profile thanks in part to unsigned second rounder Jonathan Hughes, but this year’s newcomers give the Yellow Jackets another strong group of newcomers. Righthander/shortstop Xzavion Curry is an athletic two-way player who can run his fastball up to 94 mph and has a solid feel for hitting. He is a capable defender at shortstop, and will likely pitch important innings this spring, either as a starter or a late-innings reliever. Righthander Garrett Gooden has a projectable frame to go with a promising fastball-curveball combination, while lefthander Connor Thomas stands out for his four-pitch arsenal and pitchability. Catcher Kyle McCann has a strong, athletic frame and big physical tools behind the plate. He is still improving defensively, but gives the Yellow Jackets a complement to Freshman All-American catcher Joey Bart. Georgia Tech got another pair of two-way players with the Wilhite twins, Austin and Nick. Both can throw 90 mph (Austin righthanded, Nick lefthanded) and are good defenders (Austin at second base, Nick in center field).