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Baseball Recruiting Class Ranked No. 4 in the Nation

Oct. 15, 2003

ATLANTA – Georgia Tech’s 10-man freshman class has been ranked as the fourth 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, the Oct. 27-Nov. 9 issue.

Tech’s freshman class includes several highly-touted newcomers, including third baseman Wes Hodges (a 13th round draft pick of the Chicago White Sox). Also joining the Tech program this fall are first baseman Whit Robbins, catcher Nick Scherer, outfielder Avery Johnson, and pitchers John Goodman, Lee Hyde, Tim Gustafson, Ryan Turner, Blake Wood and Blake Quarles.

Georgia Tech’s recruiting classes have been ranked among the top 16 in the country in each of the last eight years. Both the 1998 class, which included Mark Teixeira, and the 2002 class, which includes current sophomores Micah Owings, Jason Neighborgall and Tyler Greene, were rated as the best recruiting classes in the nation.

Baseball America's Top 12 Recruiting Classes1.  North Carolina2.  South Carolina3.  Arizona State4.  GEORGIA TECH5.  California6.  Notre Dame7.  Texas8.  Louisiana State9.  Arizona10. Georgia11. Stanford12. Stetson

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