Baseball Ranked No. 11 In Baseball America Recruiting Rankings

    Dedeaux Field

    Nov. 2, 2011

    LOS ANGELES-- USC is No. 11 in the 2011 Recruiting Class Rankings released by Baseball America on October 20. The Trojans class had been ranked as high as No. 5 by Collegiate Baseball Magazine earlier this fall.

    The 19-man USC recruiting class includes 12 position players and seven pitchers. Six of the players were drafted in the 2011 MLB Draft and two undrafted players were All-Americans, all of whom decided to enroll at USC instead of beginning a professional career.

    "We are very excited about our incoming class of players," said USC Head Coach Frank Cruz. "There is a lot of talent in this recruiting class with a good balance of pitching and offense. We are obviously very excited when this many players who were drafted decide to come to school instead."

    Vanderbilt is No. 1 in the Baseball America rankings, followed by Texas, Southern Mississippi, North Carolina State and Mississippi rounding out the top-five.

    The Trojans' No. 11 position ranks third in the Pac-12, landing behind No. 7 Oregon State and No. 9 Oregon, but beating out No. 18 Arizona.

    USC opens the 2012 season Friday Feb. 17 when they play host to Jacksonville.