Baseball recruiting...

Been looking all over for a list of current commitments for Hog baseball.
Cannot find it.
Seems like we had those links here at one time.

Thanks for any help.

Here is the list I have:

2017 Signees

Dakota Bennett, LHP, 6-3, 170, Eva (Brewer), Ala.
Dylan Bonds, LHP, 5-10, 180, Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
Bryce Bonnin, RHP/SS, 6-1, 180, Baytown (Barbers Hill), Texas
Evan Hooper, OF, 6-0, 187, Cabot, Ark.
Austin Kelly, RHP, 6-1, 200, Bryant, Ark.
Heston Kjerstad, SS, 6-3, 180, Amarillo (Randall), Texas
Casey Martin, SS, 5-11, 165, Lonoke, Ark.
Benjamin McClain, OF, 5-11, 185, Lee’s Summit (West), Mo.
Hunter Milligan, LHP, 6-4, 215, Greenbrier, Ark.
Easton Murrell, INF, 6-0, 195, Prosper, Texas
Jacob Nesbit, SS, 6-0, 170, Coppell, Texas
Casey Opitz, C, 5-11, 175, Centennial (Heritage), Colo.
Kole Ramage, RHP, 6-0, 180, Southlake (Carroll), Texas
Jackson Rutledge, RHP, 6-8, 240, St. Louis (Rockwood Summit), Mo.
Canaan Smith, C, 6-0, 210, Rockwall (Heath), Texas
Alerick Soularie, OF, 6-0, 185, Humble (Atascocita), Texas
Daniel Tillo, LHP, 6-5, 215, Sioux City, Iowa (Kentucky, Iowa Western)
Cole Turney, OF, 6-1, 200, Richmond (Travis), Texas
Zebulon Vermillion, RHP, 6-5, 175, Prairie Village (Shawnee Mission East), Kan.

2018 Commits

Wade Beasley, RHP, 6-3, 220, Horatio, Ark.
Jacob Burton, RHP, 6-0, 165, Diana (New Diana), Texas
Caleb Denny, SS, 6-1, 170, Owasso, Okla.
Christian Franklin, OF, 5-11, 172, Overland Park (Rockhurst), Kan.
Zack Gregory, SS, 5-8, 145, Fort Worth (Timber Creek), Texas
Allante Hall, C, 6-0, 170, Blue Springs (South), Mo.
Hank Hannah, RHP, 6-1, 185, Little Rock (Catholic), Ark.
Liam Henry, OF, 6-3, 165, Kansas City (Park Hill), Mo.
Travis Hester, RHP, 6-2, 180, College Station, Texas
Evan Hiatt, LHP, 6-1, 185, Little Rock (Catholic), Ark.
Tyler Isenberg, SS, 5-10, 170, Orange Park (Trinity Christian Academy), Fla.
Tyler Johnson, 1B, 6-1, 200, Bentonville, Ark.
Tanner Kohlhepp, SS, 6-2, 170, Eau Claire (Memorial), Wisc.
Connor McCullough, RHP, 6-1, 180, Maumelle, Ark.
Caden Monke, LHP, 6-2, 160, Mt. Olive, Ill.
Connor Noland, RHP, 6-2, 190, Greenwood, Ark.
Steven Sanchez, LHP, 6-7, 230, Mundelein, Ill.
Carter Sells, RHP, 6-1, 197, Brentwood (Ravenwood), Tenn.
Chase Stanke, C, 6-2, 175, Sugar Grove, Ill.
Andrew Stanley, C, 5-9, 165, Searcy, Ark.
Jake Sweeney, LHP, 6-7, 220, Hobart (Andrean), Ind.
Elijah Trest, OF, 6-2, 190, White Oak, Texas

2019 Commits

Blake Adams, RHP, 6-2, 190, Springdale (Har-Ber), Ark.
Bryson Kemp, OF, 6-0, 160, Magnolia, Texas
Bryce Matthews, OF, 6-4, 185, Parker (Chaparral), Colo.
Travis Odom, SS, 6-1, 160, Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Cade Pisca, RHP, 6-0, 150, Oak Creek, Wisc.
Nathan Rintz, RHP, 6-0, 155, Schaumburg, Ill.
Nate Stevens, C, 5-11, 160, Madison (Waunakee), Wisc.
Dominic Tamez, C, 5-10, 190, San Antonio (Johnson), Texas
Cason Tollett, C, 6-1, 185, Little Rock (Christian), Ark.
Nolan Wosman, SS, 6-2, 180, Palmyra, Mo.

2020 Commits

Heston Tole, RHP, 6-5, 180, Bowie, Texas

Do you by chance know the class rankings? Thanks!

Thanks Matt.

Do you know what ever happened to the list we had on this site?
It was formatted such that you could click on each commitment and in-depth info. (ranking, batting averages, era, etc)


According to Perfect Game, the 2017 class is ranked sixth (Florida #2, Vandy #4), 2018 is 10th (Vandy #1, Florida #2, LSU #4, MSU #5, A&M #6, USCe #9), and 2019 is 15th (Vandy #1, Florida #3, LSU #5, MSU #8, South Carolina #13).

How does Vandy recruit like that?

With all our facilities, will we always be behind the LSU’s and Vandy?

Winning it all in 2014 sure helps Vandy. Plus their academics help (I know it hurts in getting some qualified but it is attractive to most). Tradition at places like Florida, LSU and South Carolina are big helps in their recruiting. Still, Arkansas is Top 15 in all three of these classes, top 10 in the next two. That’s better than we can say in football.

Since Vandy is a private school, they are able to give all sorts of scholarships that other schools cannot.

Another factor is that most of the schools are relatively distant geographically from each other. A good player from Florida has to pass a lot of good SEC baseball programs to get to Baum Stadium, as magnificent as it is. Vandy is a very attractive school to the educated middle and upper-middle income families that most SEC baseball players come from. Also, those prospective recruiting rankings may be reshuffled after the MLB draft works over every SEC teams signee list.

And this is why the all-too-prevalent attitude that high quality academics and high quality athletics are mutually exclusive drives me nuts. We get some kids interested in a business degree because of the Walton School of Business, and that’s fine. But that’s only certain programs. And if a kid and his parents are really looking at academics, we’re often going to suffer in that comparison.

Are we ever going to be Vandy (tied for #15 in the US News National Universities ranking) academically? No. But we can aspire to be equal to some of our state-supported SEC brethren. Florida is tied for 50th in US News. Georgia is 56th (tied with Texass). A&M is 74th. Auburn is 99th. Bama and Tennessee are both tied for 103rd. The Poultry are 107th. Misery is 111th (tied with OU). UK is 133rd. LSU is 135th, tied with (finally!) us and Ole Miss. Once again, thank God for Mississippi; Moo U is the only SEC school rated below us.

There are other college ratings that treat us more favorably, but you get the idea. We’re looking at up at the rest of the league in this area as well. Even just getting into the top 100 would move us into the upper half of the SEC academically.

By the way, the highest rated public school on the US News list is Cal-Berkeley, tied for 20th. UCLA, Virginia, Michigan and North Carolina are all in the top 30. Last time I checked Michigan is pretty good in just about every sport and UNC is the national basketball champ.

Another factor is that post baseball, a Vandy degree is worth more, statistically. Factor in that they win and put guys very high in the draft and Nashville is a cool town and it’s easy to see how they do well.

My youngest, now a Senior (oh my Lord, how can that be?) at UofA was considering Vandy when he was looking around 4 years ago. We visited. It was pretty amazing. I loved the fact that something like 90% of the students lived on campus. A majority didn’t even have a car (Freshmen were not allowed to have cars!). I thought after that visit that it was going to be Vandy for sure. I asked him to at least visit UofA before he decided and he and about 6 other kids from Conway all went and visited the at the same time. All were good enough academically to be in the Honors College and that was who ran the visit. The UofA visit was amazing and all but one of the kids chose UofA. The bid deal was the Honors College. It had a “Vandy” feel.

UofA’s Honors College program, especially if you are good enough to get a Fellowship, is top notch. But after that? Not so much.

The thing about Vandy baseball is that they are able to give scholarships to players who might only get a fraction of a full ride at a public institution. They are not recruiting only players with well-off parents.

I’ve had two so far graduate from the Honor’s College, neither had a Fellowship, hopefully they will end up amounting to something despite that…

I hope you didn’t take my post wrong! ANYONE who graduates college is impressive, in my opinion, graduating from the Honors College is AMAZING. My point was (badly made maybe) that for a kid looking at UofA who is comparing academics, if they looking at the Honors College, it will compare well.

Vanderbilt’s ability to give unlimited academic scholarships is a difference maker. LSU has a wealth of talent in their backyard. Arkansas baseball talent in state has improved in a big way. So that has become a great equalizer.

I downgrade rankings by Perfect Game. You pay to get ranked. A player must go to one of their camps – very expensive – to get a ranking. If you don’t go, then you won’t be ranked. That’s a sad system of ranking.

Rankings mean nothing as far as the commitment list. When the draft is done and you see who is coming to school, then it’s important to look at the lists then.