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College  | Recruiting  | 11/17/2023

Head of the Class: No. 1 Louisiana State

Jheremy Brown     
No. 1 Louisiana State Tigers

Full 2024 Recruiting Class

Head Coach: Jay Johnson | Recruiting Coordinator: Josh Jordan
Total Commitments: 18 | Top 100 Commits: 13

Top 5 Recruits

RK Name Pos.  HT  WT B-T High School Hometown ST
2 Konnor Griffin OF 6-4 210 R-R Jackson Prep Florence  MS
5 Cam Caminiti LHP 6-2 205 L-L Saguaro Scottsdale AZ
6 Derek Curiel OF 6-2 175 L-L Orange Lutheran West Covina CA
10 Cade Arrambide C 6-3 209 R-R Tomball Tomball TX
18 William Schmidt RHP 6-4 180 R-R Catholic Baton Rouge LA

There’s not much to say other than “wow” when you look at this LSU class, especially if a bulk show up on campus as this has a chance to be a very special class that could lead the Tigers to multiple Omaha appearances. Of course, any time you have 13 prospects ranked in the top 100, 8 of whom are Perfect Game All-Americans and 4 are ranked in the top 10, you’re bound to fight the draft when the time comes. That said, the Box has been rocking and coming on the heels of a College World Series victory, LSU currently holds the No. 1 recruiting class for the 2024 crop. 

Jay Johnson’s West Coast roots are evident as you see the California’s and Arizona mixed into the 9 different states represented, stretching from California to Massachusetts, and of course the home state of Louisiana. And I think it’s worthy of repeating that this class has 4 of the top 10 (40%!) on a national scale. 

The duo of Konnor Griffin and Derek Curiel in the outfield could give Johnson the option of having a 5th player in the infield as the two of them are capable of covering vast amounts of ground, a testament to their reads off of the bat, the closing speed they possess and of course, the shear athleticism. Griffin is a long 6-foot-4 right-handed stick with a plus arm and 6.3 speed who’s capable of taking over a game in a wide variety of ways while Curiel continues to add strength which’ll will only enhance his already polished hit tool, showing a sweet and lofted stroke from the left side of the plate. 

Similarly to Griffin, Cam Caminiti began his Perfect Game journey as a member of the 2025 class before jumping a grade without breaking stride once in the ’24 ranks. The Arizona southpaw is one of 8 primary arms in this group, leading the way with a mid-90s heater that has already been upwards of 96 mph which he compliments with a hammer breaking ball and advanced changeup. Following Caminiti in the rankings is William Schmidt, another PG All-American, who has been up to 95 mph, but it’s the 3000+ spin curveball in the upper-70s that has proven to be the difference maker with vicious, late biting life. Casan Evans has been up to 94 mph, Boston Bateman is a huge and intimidating presence as a 6-foot-8 lefty with bat missing stuff and Landon Victorian is the local guy from Barbe High School and is as refined and polished as they come at this age. 

Who’s going to handle the power arms that continue down the list with the likes of Mavrick Rizy, Stunner Gonzales, Brady Kehlenbrink and Grant Breaux? How about the top ranked catcher in the country in Cade Arrambide whose arm is arguably the best in the country, throwing 102 mph from the outfield and 90 mph from behind the plate at the PG National before taking home the Derby title at the PG All-American Classic. 

From shortstops David Hogg II and Michael Ryan to corner infielders  Ryan Costello, Daniel Arambula and middle of the order-type power bats in Kale Fountain and John Pearson, the Tigers appear to be in good shape for years to come as the group features a little bit of everything from high-end arms to fluid defenders and polished bats.