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2022 College Baseball Recruiting Rankings



With the class of 2022 now on college campuses around the country, Baseball America presents its final 2022 recruiting class rankings, with Louisiana State topping the list.

The Tigers landed a premium class, headlined by four players who this summer ranked in the top 100 of Baseball America’s draft rankings (which includes all draft-eligible players). In all, eight of LSU’s newcomers ranked among the top 500 draft prospects, and another was in the top 150 before formally opting out of the draft.

Vanderbilt, which had the No. 1 class on signing day last fall, slipped to No. 7 after losing five recruits in the first round. Mississippi, the reigning national champion, has the No. 2-ranked recruiting class, with Louisville, Florida and Oregon rounding out the top five.

The recruiting rankings take into account all players from the high school and junior college ranks and were compiled following many conversations with coaches and scouts. Four-year transfers were not considered for the ranking. All player rankings are from the top 500 draft prospects list, which includes all draft-eligible players.

Full breakdowns of the top 25 classes can be found here.



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    Louisiana State

    SEC
    Notes:

    Recruiting coordinator: Josh Jordan
    Top recruit: Jaden Noot, RHP (No. 71)
    Overview: After Jay Johnson and his staff were hired last summer, they went to work and supplemented what was already a strong recruiting class with more high-end talent. The result is that even after losing five commits on the first day of the draft, LSU still brings in more players ranked as top-500 draft prospects than any other school. This is the Tigers’ third No. 1 class in the 23-year history of the rankings and their first since 2018.

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    Mississippi

    SEC
    Notes:

    Recruiting coordinator: Carl Lafferty
    Top recruit: JT Quinn, RHP (No. 116)
    Overview: Coming off a national championship, Ole Miss compiled an impressive all-around recruiting class that brings in some high-upside players and a lot of depth. After losing several players from this year’s title-winning team, the Rebels will be looking to the newcomers to fit in quickly.

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    Louisville

    ACC
    Notes:

    Recruiting coordinator: Eric Snider
    Top recruit: Gavin Kilen, SS (No. 149)
    Overview: Even after losing a few recruits in the draft, including first-rounder Cam Collier, the Cardinals still pulled in a big, strong class that is the highest ranked in program history.

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    Florida

    SEC
    Notes:

    Recruiting coordinator: Chuck Jeroloman
    Top recruit: Cade Kurland, SS
    Overview: Florida consistently recruits at a high level and this class is another example of that, as the Gators bring in a lot of premium talent. The class is deeper on the mound, but the Gators also landed some high-end position players.

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    Oregon

    Pac-12
    Notes:

    Recruiting coordinator: Jack Marder
    Top recruit: Carter Garate, SS (No. 193)
    Overview: Oregon quickly has made on-field strides under coach Mark Wasikowski, making back-to-back NCAA Tournaments and hosting regionals in 2021. Now, the Ducks have their first top-five class since 2010. The class has an impressive depth of talent and brings difference makers to Eugene, especially among position players.

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    Auburn

    SEC
    Notes:

    Recruiting coordinator: Karl Nonemaker
    Top recruit: Hayden Murphy, RHP (No. 170)
    Overview: Auburn lost eight players to the draft from the team this season that reached the College World Series, necessitating a larger incoming class. The Tigers shepherded their whole recruiting class through the draft, meaning they bring in a deep, talented group this fall.

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    Vanderbilt

    SEC
    Notes:

    Recruiting coordinator: Mike Baxter
    Top recruit: Andrew Dutkanych, RHP
    Overview: Vanderbilt had the No. 1 class on signing day, but it was clear then that getting it through the draft would be a challenge. That came to pass, as five of the Commodores’ commits were picked in the first round. Vanderbilt still has a talented group of freshmen, though it no longer is the nation’s best class.

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    Oklahoma State

    Big 12
    Notes:

    Recruiting coordinator: Justin Seely
    Top recruit: Beau Sylvester, C (No. 152)
    Overview: The Oklahoma State class underwent some significant changes during the summer, as the Cowboys took advantage of some coaching changes to add premium talent. They also lost a couple players, most notably No. 1 overall pick Jackson Holliday, but the end result is a class that still ranks as the best in the Big 12.

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    Mississippi State

    SEC
    Notes:

    Recruiting coordinator: Jake Gautreau
    Top recruit: Colby Holcombe, RHP (No. 157)
    Overview: After a disappointing last-place finish in the SEC West in 2022—coming on the heels of the 2021 national championship—Mississippi State brings a massive, talented class to Starkville. It’s full of players who can make a quick impact, as the Bulldogs look to quickly rebound this spring.

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    Texas

    Big 12
    Notes:

    Recruiting coordinator: Steve Rodriguez
    Top recruit: Jalin Flores, SS (No. 89)
    Overview: Texas had a veteran-laden roster in 2022 and lost several players to the draft and graduation. As a result, the Longhorns brought in a large class that is especially strong among position players. Like the incoming class, Rodriguez is new to Austin himself, as he was hired this summer following seven years as head coach at Baylor.

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    Arkansas

    SEC
    Notes:

    Recruiting coordinator: Nate Thompson
    Top recruit: Mason Neville, OF (No. 184)
    Overview: The Razorbacks bring in another strong class that’s especially heavy on high-upside position players. With four regulars from their lineup drafted in the top 10 rounds this summer, those newcomers should have an opportunity to make an immediate impact in Fayetteville.

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    Clemson

    ACC
    Notes:

    Recruiting coordinator: Nick Schnabel
    Top recruit: Tristan Smith, LHP (No. 64)
    Overview: The Tigers signed a top-10 class in the fall and new coach Erik Bakich and recruiting coordinator Nick Schnabel did a good job holding it together this summer. It’s headlined by Smith, the highest rated player in the draft not to sign, and the new coaching staff buttressed it with a few players who were previously committed to them at Michigan.

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    Texas Christian

    Big 12
    Notes:

    Recruiting coordinator: John DiLaura
    Top recruit: Anthony Silva, SS
    Overview: TCU has landed a top-20 recruiting class for eight straight years and this class fits right in. The Horned Frogs got a boost when Silva formally opted out of the draft, but the class also has solid depth.

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    Florida State

    ACC
    Notes:

    Recruiting coordinator: Rich Wallace
    Top recruit: Cameron Smith, SS (No. 81)
    Overview: The former Florida State staff signed a top-20 class last fall and despite a coaching change that brought Link Jarrett and his staff to Tallahassee from Notre Dame, the class remains largely intact. The Seminoles lost shortstop Nicolas Perez to the draft but Smith and outfielder Jordan Taylor (98) give them a pair of top-100 draft prospects, which is only topped by Louisiana State.

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    Texas Tech

    Big 12
    Notes:

    Recruiting coordinator: J-Bob Thomas
    Top recruit: Jeric Curtis, OF (No. 125)
    Overview: Texas Tech has a strong all-around class, bringing in some premium athleticism among the position players and an exciting group of pitchers, a few of whom made big jumps this spring.

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    Oregon State

    Pac-12
    Notes:

    Recruiting coordinator: Rich Dorman and Ryan Gipson
    Top recruit: Gavin Turley, OF (No. 85)
    Overview: Oregon State in 2021 brought its highest-ranked recruiting class (No. 6) to campus since 2013. The 2022 group doesn’t rank quite as high, but it’s another strong class for the Beavers, especially after Turley came to school despite being drafted in the 19th round by the D-backs.

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    Duke

    ACC
    Notes:

    Recruiting coordinator: Ty Blankmeyer
    Top recruit: Kassius Thomas, RHP (No. 108)
    Overview: Duke last year landed the program’s first ever top-10 class when it shepherded its whole recruiting class through the draft. It wasn’t quite so lucky this year, as Cole Young was drafted 21st overall, but the Blue Devils again ended up with a premium class. This group was primarily recruited by Josh Jordan, who was hired away this summer.

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    Texas A&M

    SEC
    Notes:

    Recruiting coordinator: Nolan Cain
    Top recruit: Jace LaViolette, OF (No. 222)
    Overview: Texas A&M is coming off a College World Series appearance in its first season under coach Jim Schlossnagle and this recruiting class will be looking to push the Aggies back to Omaha. It’s an especially strong position player group, which will add a lot of athleticism to the roster.

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    Tennessee

    SEC
    Notes:

    Recruiting coordinator: Josh Elander
    Top recruit: Alex Stanwich, OF (No. 219)
    Overview: Tennessee has recruited at a high level under coach Tony Vitello and Elander and results on the field have followed. This is another strong class for the Volunteers, especially among position players.

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    Miami

    ACC
    Notes:

    Recruiting coordinator: Norberto Lopez
    Top recruit: Blake Cyr, SS (No. 211)
    Overview: Miami has been recruiting as well as any program in the ACC over the last few years, including landing the top-ranked 2020 class. The Hurricanes’ 2022 group is another talented one that’s especially strong in position players.

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    Stanford

    Pac-12
    Notes:

    Recruiting coordinator: Thomas Eager
    Top recruit: Malcolm Moore, C (No. 66)
    Overview: Stanford’s class is small, but it held together through the draft. As a result, the Cardinal bring in the top-ranked prep player not to sign in Moore and have a top-25 class for the third time in four years.

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    UCLA

    Pac-12
    Notes:

    Recruiting coordinator: Bryant Ward
    Top recruit: Payton Brennan, OF (No. 218)
    Overview: UCLA a year ago landed the No. 1 recruiting class in the country. This year’s class is smaller and not as flashy but is a talented group.

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    South Carolina

    SEC
    Notes:

    Recruiting coordinator: Monte Lee
    Top recruit: Eli Jerzembeck, RHP (No. 129)
    Overview: This is South Carolina’s 13th straight Top 25 recruiting class, a streak only bested by Vanderbilt (18) and Florida (15). The class stands out for its depth on the mound, but also includes some exciting position players.

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    Georgia Tech

    ACC
    Notes:

    Recruiting coordinator: James Ramsey
    Top recruit: Riley Stanford, RHP/OF (No. 182)
    Overview: The Yellow Jackets brought in a strong, deep class that features some high-upside players. Georgia Tech saw nine players move on to pro ball from last year’s team, leaving plenty of room for the newcomers to make an impact.

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    Virginia

    ACC
    Notes:

    Recruiting coordinator: Kevin McMullan
    Top recruit: Jack O’Connor, RHP (No. 231)
    Overview: The Cavaliers continue to recruit at a high level and bring in a strong class. It’s especially deep on the mound, combining pitchers who can make an instant impact in Charlottesville with some upside.

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