Baseball: Recruiting class ranked in Top 20

Collegiate Baseball Magazine likes Hawaii's 2002 newcomers


Collegiate Baseball Magazine has tabbed UH's 2002 recruiting class the 19th best in the country. This after the Bows had their worse record in school history at 16-40 this past season.

Evaluating talent and recruiting is one of the many reason's Mike Trapasso was hired as the University of Hawaii baseball head coach. If his first recruiting class is any indication of things to come, Hawaii made the right choice.  

 "It show's people and recruits that we are serious (about rebuilding the program.)"said Trapasso, who is in the midst of fall practice.  

A roster will be a must for Rainbow fans. The UH coach has brought in 21 new players, 11 freshman and 10 junior college transfers, to try and resurrect the program. Heading the class is JC All-American Josh Green, and five players selected in the MLB draft.

Georgia Tech, the school where Trapasso was an assistant coach before coming to Hawaii, had the top recruiting class. The only other WAC school in the rankings was defending conference champion Rice at 17th. Fellow conference schools Nevada and San Jose State were listed under "Other Top Recruiting Classes."

Hawaii opens the 2003 campaign on February 7th at Murakami Stadium when they host UCLA.

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