Subscribe Today!

Addresses
Advertising
All Americans
Amateur Baseball
Analysis
Awards
Baseball Links
Baseball Camps
Books
Caps
Cards
Chat
Collectibles
Computer
Clinics
Coaching
College
Columnists
Conferences
Cricket
Current Events
Dictionary
Employment
Equipment
Events
Fantasy
Features
Groundskeeping
Hall of Fame
Hats
High School Baseball
History
Hot Dogs
Indices
Instructional
International
Jobs
Links
Link to us
Major League
Medical
Mental
Minor League
New Products
News
Olympic
Organizations
Phone Numbers
Polls
Press Releases
Products
Publication Schedule
Recruiting
Reference
Rules
Schedules
Search
Senior
Showcases
Softball
Software
Sports Cards
Sports Medicine
Standings
Statistics
Subscriptions
Summer
Table of Contents
Teams
Travel
Umpiring
Uniforms
Videos
Vision
World Series
Youth
 

College Baseball Recruiting - Collegiate Baseball Newspaper

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: Tuesday (Sept. 20, 2011)

SOUTH CAROLINA WINS NCAA DIVISION I RECRUITING TITLE

TUCSON, Ariz. — South Carolina landed the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation, according to Collegiate Baseball newspaper’s annual evaluation of NCAA Division I baseball classes.

It marks the Gamecocks’ fourth national recruiting title in the 29-year history of the rankings. South Carolina also landed No. 1 classes in 2006, 2005 and 2003. In eight of the last nine years, a team from the Southeastern Conference has been the outright recruiting champion or tied for first.

The rankings are based on players who enroll at school each fall. Athletes who initially signed with a school and then signed a pro contract after being drafted do not count in the overall evaluation.

Of the 22 man recruiting haul landed by South Carolina, seven were drafted last June.The class features 16 freshmen, five junior college transfers and one 4-year transfer.

The drafted players include:

RHP Evan Beal (South County H.S., Fairfax Station, VA), 8th round pick by Royals.
OF Tanner English (St. James H.S., Murrels Inlet, S.C.), 13th round pick by Rays.
RHP Joel Seddon (St. Clair H.S., MI), 20th round pick by Blue Jays.
INF T.J. Costen (First Colonial H.S., Virginia Beach, VA), 22nd round pick by Rangers.
INF Joey Pankake (Easley H.S., S.C.), 42nd round pick by Rangers.
OF Shon Carson (Lake City H.S., S.C.), 44th round pick by Reds.
INF Ahmad Christian (Trinity Christian H.S., Jacksonville, FL), 46th round pick by Brewers.

"We are ecstatic with this group of newcomers that have entered our program," said South Carolina recruiting coordinator Chad Holbrook.

"This is a class we are excited about because of its depth, athleticism and versatility. We have a talented group of young, athletic infielders with the addition of Joey Pankake, T.J. Costen, Connor Bright, Tanner English and Shon Carson. English and Carson were labeled as two of the best available athletes in the 2011 MLB draft.

"We also feel Grayson Greiner was one of the best high school catchers in the country and only because of signability issues was he not drafted in the first 10 rounds. It is also a class with experience and maturity with the addition of our JC signees.

"We think that our pitching signees will contribute immediately (RHP Evan Beal, LHP Jordan Montgomery, RHP Joel Seddon). Our JC signees have had great success at the college level, and they add maturity and experience to our 2012 team.

"We felt it was important to have some balance with high school and junior college recruits to help replace some of the experience we lost in 2011.

"Collectively, we believe it’s a talented class that will hopefully continue to put us in a position to compete for SEC championships and trips to the College World Series."

Other quality players the Gamecocks landed include:

INF L.B. Dantzler (State College of Florida-Manatee (Winter Haven, Fla.), NJCAA Honorable Mention All-American.
1B Kyle Martin (Wade Hampton H.S., Simpsonville, S.C.), South Carolina All-State.
INF Mikal Hill (Mallard Creek H.S., Charlotte, N.C.), 2011 Max Preps Player of The Year in North Carolina.
RHP Hunter Privette (Florence Darlington Tech., Hartsville, S.C.), 8-2 record in 2011.
INF Tanner Lovick (Pitt C.C., N.E.).

The following are the top 40 rankings of  NCAA Division I recruiting classes for 2011 as determined by the staff of Collegiate Baseball newspaper. A complete rundown of the top 10 classes is in the Oct. 1, 2011 edition of Collegiate Baseball.

 

Collegiate Baseball’s 2011 Recruiting Results
(As of Sept. 20, 2011)
Rank   Team

Recruits

Frosh

JC

Other Tran.

  1. South Carolina 22 16 5 1
  2. Vanderbilt 13 12 1 0
  3. Mississippi 16 12 4 0
  4. Oklahoma 24 11 13 0
  5. Southern California 17 13 2 2
  6. Miami, Fla. 16 10 3 3
  7. Louisiana St. 16 11 5 0
  8. Florida 11 11 0 0
  9. Oregon St. 12 10 2 0
10. Stanford 9 9 0 0
11. Louisville 15 11 3 1
12. Texas 14 12 2 0
13. Southern Miss. 14 11 3 0
14. N.C. State 13 10 3 0
15. Cal. St. Fullerton 13 12 1 0
16. Florida St. 14 14 0 0
17. Virginia 13 10 3 0
18. Arizona 18 15 3 0
19. Arkansas 15 11 3 1
20. Mississippi St. 13 10 3 0
21. Georgia 16 15 1 0
22. Arizona St. 19 10 6 3
23. Auburn 17 12 5 0
24. Central Florida 13 10 3 0
25. Kentucky 13 8 4 1
26. North Carolina 17 16 1 0
27. Oklahoma St. 20 8 10 2
28. Rice 13 12 1 0
29. Texas Christian 17 14 3 0
30. Oregon 17 15 2 0
31. Clemson 11 10 0 1
32. Nevada-Las Vegas 12 11 1 0
33. Washington 20 11 9 0
34. Wichita St. 11 10 1 0
35. Coll. of Charleston 16 8 8 0
36. Alabama 10 7 3 0
37. Georgia Tech. 7 7 0 0
38. Texas A&M 13 11 2 0
39. UCLA 11 10 1 0
40. East Carolina 12 8 4 0
      Kansas 15 14 0 1

Other Top Recruiting Classes: Coastal Carolina, Florida International, San Diego St., San Diego, Jacksonville, South Alabama, West Virginia, Missouri, U.C. Irvine, Houston, New Mexico, Kennesaw St., Maryland, Fresno St., Hawaii, Oral Roberts, Troy, Tulane, Minnesota, Eastern Kentucky, Michigan, Central Michigan, Pepperdine, Loyola Marymount, Baylor, N.C. Charlotte, N.C. Wilmington, Long Beach St., St. John's, Illinois, San Francisco, Cal Poly, High Point, Louisiana-Lafayette, California, Texas Tech., Stetson, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Nevada, Winthrop, Indiana, Iowa, Georgia Southern, Louisiana-Monroe, Miami (Ohio), Appalachian St., Illinois-Chicago, Cal. St. Bakersfield, James Madison, San Jose St., Bradley, Creighton, Eastern Illinois.

 

 

Home About CBN   Search CBN Subscribe

 


Copyright © 1998 - 2013 Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Inc. All Rights Reserved. This Document for informational purposes only.
Agreement Disclaimer Privacy Policy