'Dogs Recruiting Class Earns Top 25 Nod

Dec. 10, 2013

FRESNO, Calif. - As if the 2014 Fresno State baseball recruiting class hadn't received enough individual accolades, now they can add a group accolade to the list.

On Tuesday, Perfect Game announced that Fresno State had the 24th-ranked recruiting class of 2014 in the country. The Bulldogs came in just ahead of Pac-12 member USC in the Top 25, while North Carolina, with a class of 17 players, received the nod for the top class in the nation.

Having three players ranked in the Perfect Game Top 100 helped Fresno State grab the ranking they did. Perfect Game labeled right-handed pitcher Luis Ortiz, the No. 8 ranked player nationally, as the "crown jewel" of the recruiting class. He is currently a senior at Sanger High just outside of Fresno.

The other two Top 100 players are Trenton Kemp of Buchanan High in Clovis, Calif., (40) and Luke Dykstra of Westlake High in Thousand Oaks, Calif., (69). Another player just outside the Top 100 is Liberty High (Madera Ranchos, Calif.) pitcher Stetson Woods. The 6-foot-9 right-hander is ranked No. 104.

Four other players make up the rest of the strong, deep recruiting class. The four is made up of Nick Allman (California HS; San Ramon, Calif.), Gabe Llanes (Downey HS; Downey, Calif.), McCarthy Tatum (Clovis HS; Clovis, Calif.), Tyler Thomas (Mira Mesa HS; San Diego, Calif.).

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