Oct. 13, 2004
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech’s nine-man freshman class has been ranked as the fifth best recruiting class in the nation by Baseball America in the magazine’s annual rankings. The recruiting rankings are in the latest issue of Baseball America.
Tech’s freshman class includes several highly-touted newcomers, including catcher/pitcher Matt Wieters and outfielder Danny Payne. Pitchers joining the Yellow Jackets’ staff are right-handers Eddie Burns, Brian Futral, Brad Rulon and John Michael Vidic, and southpaw Tim Ladd. Infielders Michael Fisher and Brad Feltes also join the program this fall.
Georgia Tech’s recruiting classes have been ranked among the top 16 in the country in each of the last nine years. Both the 1998 class, which included Mark Teixeira, and the 2002 class, which includes current juniors Jason Neighborgall and Tyler Greene, were rated as the best recruiting classes in the nation.
Baseball America's Top 12 Recruiting Classes1. Texas2. Arizona State3. Texas Christian4. Tulane5. GEORGIA TECH6. Louisiana State7. Pepperdine8. Oklahoma State9. South Carolina10. Alabama11. North Carolina12. Clemson