USC assistant coach Chad Holbrook stopped by SportsTalk First Edition today to talk about the upcoming Gamecock baseball season and the 2012 recruiting class.
Holbrook was named the 2011 ABCA/Baseball America Assistant Coach of the Year. He has been tabbed as one of the top recruiters in all of college sports by ESPN The Magazine.
The Gamecocks are looking defend their back-to-back national championships on the diamond. South Carolina’s season starts on February 17th.
Carolina put together a recruiting class in 2011 that was received the top ranking by Collegiate Baseball and was tabbed as the 6th-ranked class by Baseball America.
USC currently has 17 commitments in the class of 2012:
DC Arendas (INF, 6-0, 175, Greensboro, NC)
Curt Britt (RHP/1B, 6-3, 205, Rockingham, NC)
Jamie Callahan (P/3B, 6-3, 180, Dillon)
Brandon Hester (RHP, 6-6, 205, Stratford)
George Iskenderian (SS, 6-2, 190, Ramsay, NJ)
Tyler Jackson (RHP, 6-4, 180, Wren)
Jamie Jarmon (OF, 6-3, 205, Millsboro, NJ)
Austin Labounty (3B/1B, 6-1, 185, Gilbert)
Kris Nelson (RHP, 6-1, 180, Florence-Darlington Tech)
Weber Pike (3B, 6-0, 185, Beaufort)
Hunter Rice (RHP, 5-8, 160, Spartanburg Methodist JC)
Ryan Ripken (1B, 6-1, 185, Baltimore)
Max Schrock (2B, 5-10, 180, Chapel Hill, NC)
Corey Seagar (SS, 6-3, 175, Kannapolis, NC)
Zack Smith (1B, 6-0, 200, USC Sumter)
Jack Wasilewski (LHP, 6-2, 200, Tazewell, VA)
Jack Wynkoop (LHP, 6-4, 185, Virginia Beach, VA)