LSU baseball had a big day on the recruiting trail Tuesday landing a pair of commitments.
The first commitment came from junior college pitcher Jacob Taylor. The righty, originally from Picayune, Miss., appeared in 13 games for Pearl River Community College last season. He had a 3.14 ERA in 28.2 innings pitched. He struck out 33 batters and walked 18.
New LSU recruiting coordinator Andy Cannizaro saw him pitch last week and Taylor had his fastball up to 95 mph. The Tigers beat out Ole Miss for Taylor's commitment.
Taylor is a member of the 2015 class. He was also a starting infielder at Pearl River, though he projects to be a pitcher for LSU.
The other big commitment of the day came from 2016 catcher Ryan January. According to scouting reports, January is a well-rounded athlete both at the plate and behind it.
January has legitimate power and should be a home run threat on the next level. A Swampscott, Mass., native, January was heavily recruited, and Vanderbilt was LSU's primary competition in landing him.
January hits from the left side of the plate, and at 6-foot-3, 195 pounds, has the prototypical build for a catcher. He's considered one of the top prospects in the 2016 class, according to Perfect Game.
It's been a big month for the crew at Alex Box Stadium. The Tigers have now picked up eight commitments in the last month. You can get the full list of baseball commits for the classes of 2015 and 2016 here.
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LSU Baseball lands two commits Tuesday
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