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2018 Recruiting Rankings: Top 25

Recruiting


LSU has topped D1Baseball’s ranking of the top 25 recruiting classes of 2018. This is a ranking of the newcomers that showed up on campus this fall.

The Tigers welcomed a deep, balanced group of newcomers headlined by four members of the 2018 Prep Baseball Report High School Draft 100: righthanders Jaden Hill, Landon Marceaux and Cole Henry plus catcher CJ Willis.

As usual, the SEC is well represented in the recruiting class rankings. Three of the top five hail from the SEC: LSU, No. 2 Vanderbilt and No. 5 Mississippi State. No. 7 Texas A&M and No. 10 Florida give the SEC five of the top 10 classes. No. 18 Ole Miss, No. 20 Missouri, No. 23 Kentucky, No. 24 Arkansas and No. 25 Georgia give the SEC 10 classes in the top 25, leading all conferences.

The ACC is next with three teams in the top 10 (No. 3 Louisville, No. 6 Florida State and No. 8 Miami) and five in the top 25. The Pac-12 placed three teams in the top 25, followed by the Big 12 and Big Ten with two teams apiece.

The D1Baseball Recruiting Class Rankings were compiled in consultation with our partners at Prep Baseball Report. We also sought input from recruiting coordinators and scouts across the country, in an attempt to balance instant impact with long-term potential. We’ll have in-depth breakdowns of the top 25 classes all week, starting with teams 1-5. Here’s a look at the full Top 25:

Recruiting Class Breakdowns

Teams 1-5

Top 25 Recruiting Classes: 2018

RankTeam2017 Rank2016 Rank
1LSU94
2Vanderbilt111
3Louisville1023
4UCLA1517
5Mississippi State2522
6Florida State57
7Texas A&M16NR
8Miami815
9TexasNRNR
10Florida25
11ArizonaNR12
12Clemson1413
13Cal State FullertonNRNR
14Coastal CarolinaNRNR
15Texas TechNRNR
16NebraskaNRNR
17Virginia11NR
18Ole MissNR1
19FIU22NR
20MissouriNRNR
21Southern California17NR
22IllinoisNRNR
23Kentucky12NR
24Arkansas316
25GeorgiaNR26

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