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College | Recruiting | 11/15/2021

Head of the Class: No. 3 Louisville

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Photo: Cam Collier (Perfect Game)
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3. Louisville

Full 2022-2023 Recruiting Class
Head Coach:
 Dan McDonnell | Recruiting Coordinator: Eric Snider
Top 5 Recruits:

Name Pos HT WT B-T High School Hometown ST
16 Cam Collier 3B 6-2 210 L-R Mt Paran Christian Austell GA
40 Jacob Miller RHP 6-2 180 R-R Liberty Union Baltimore OH
44 Gavin Kilen SS 5-11 175 L-R Milton Milton WI
69 Korbyn Dickerson OF 6-2 182 R-R Trinity Jeffersonville IN
80 Tucker Biven SS 6-2 200 R-R New Albany Senior New Albany IN

*Rk. Denotes National Rank in PG HS Class of 2022

It’s Year 16 of the Dan McDonnell era, and the mission is the same as when he first walked in the door: Win on the biggest stages. With names like Cam Collier, Jacob Miller, and Gavin Kilen on the commitment trail, McDonnell’s side is more primed than ever to achieve that goal. 

Starting with the No. 1 ranked third baseman in the nation and No. 16 overall prospect for the 2022 class, the 6-foot-2, 210-pound Cam Collier is pretty much a dream player for any coach. Easy, effortless power potential, advanced and disciplined at-bats, and one of the most controlled strokes you’ll see on a baseball field, there really isn’t much that Collier can’t do. Oh, and he chucks 95 mph off the bump, too. Collier truly fits the role of an all-around natural athlete, doing things with ease that most individuals could never imagine doing. 

Joining Collier in the infield will be fellow PG All-American and sweet-swinging shortstop Gavin Kilen. Kilen, the No. 1 overall 2022 player in the state of Wisconsin, has time and time again proved why the projectable left-handed bat is placed where he is. It’s safe to say there’s no real weakness in the stroke of Kilen, as the compact line drive path is almost automatic at this point with the ability to rope balls, showcasing backspin and carry to all parts of the field. Kilen will immediately have an impact at the top of the order, possessing both contact and power tools that just seem to get stronger every time you look away. With a continuously improving glove, the two-headed monster of Collier and Kilen should be keeping opposing ACC foes up at night for the foreseeable future.

It doesn’t hurt to have the two aforementioned studs behind you defensively if you’re right-hander Jacob Miller. Yet another No. 1 overall state prospect get for McDonnell, Miller has been devastating Ohio hitters for years, featuring a mid-90s fastball that could even project a few ticks higher, as well as a power 12-6 curve that flashes loads of late downward break. The swing-and-miss potential here is simply electric, with Miller having multiple ways to beat you in the bag, whether it be with sheer force or finesse. Standing at 6-foot-2, 180 pounds, the physical frame of the righty is intimidating for lack of a better word, almost as if he’s up 0-2 before a pitch is even thrown. 

Add names like Korbyn Dickerson taking control in the outfield, who has plus athletic ability, with Tucker Biven and Logan Wagner providing extra infield depth, this 2022 class is looking to do serious damage for McDonnell and the Cardinals. With five recruits being ranked nationally in the top-100 and all 19 recruits being in the top-500, the excitement should definitely be stirring around Jim Patterson Stadium.
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