LSU Baseball lands new commitment

LSU baseball picked up a commitment Monday from 2015 CF Antoine Duplantis, a Lafayette native with family ties to LSU athletics.

LSU baseball added a new commitment Monday to its 2015 class in center fielder Antoine Duplantis.

The speedy lefty came to campus with his parents Monday, where the LSU coaches extended him an offer to join the program. He committed on the spot.

Duplantis, who starred as a junior for Lafayette HS, is the ninth commit for the Tigers' in the 2015 class and the third from Lafayette, joining St. Thomas More standouts O'Neal Lochridge and Brennan Breaux.

LSU has paid close attention to Duplantis this summer while he plays with the Marucci Elite summer team. Every coach on the staff has seen him play, including Paul Mainieri and even Andy Cannizaro, who is expected to replace Javi Sanchez as the Tigers' hitting coach. Duplantis is a plus-runner that's only starting to mature physically.

The LSU coaches see him as a mix between current outfielders Mark Laird and Andrew Stevenson.

The Duplantis family is no stranger to LSU athletics. Antoine's father, Greg, was a pole vaulter and his mother, Helena, also ran track and played volleyball for the Tigers. Antoine's brother, Andreas, is currently a pole vaulter at LSU.

For more on Antoine's commitment to the Tigers, head to the TSD Message Board to discuss LSU baseball's newest addition.



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