Recruiting is the lifeblood of every program in college baseball. After presenting the Top 25 recruiting classes and the 10 classes that just missed the cut, Baseball America is breaking down every class in several of the biggest conferences in the country.
Presented here is team-by-team analysis for the SEC. While a team from the conference did not take the top spot in this year’s Top 25 for the first time since 2010, the SEC continues to recruit at a higher level than any other league. It this year landed two top-three classes and 10 of the Top 25.
Links to full breakdowns of the classes that made the Top 25 and the next 10 classes can be found below, as well as a snapshot view of the class. Full breakdowns for the teams that didn’t make the rankings can be found here.
All rankings are according to the 2020 BA 500, which included all draft-eligible players.
Recruiting coordinator: Jerry Zulli
Top recruit: Grayson Hitt, LHP (No. 152)
Ranking: Next 10
After consecutive 15th-ranked recruiting classes, Alabama this year finished just outside the rankings with a slightly smaller group. Still, it delivers impact talent to Tuscaloosa, starting with Hitt. He still needs some polish, but between his athleticism, projection and upward trend, he could soon take over a spot in the rotation. Righthander Dylan Ray (306) throws a lot of strikes with his fastball-curveball combination and could carve out a role right away on staff. Righthander Jake Eddington (395) has plenty of upside but isn’t as advanced as Hitt and Ray. Righthander Hunter Ruth, a junior college transfer, adds another big arm with upside to the class. Catcher Grant Knipp and infielder Caden Rose both have the tools to become important players in the Crimson Tide’s lineup.