The signees are outfielder Bruce Sprowl of Shelton (Ala.) State Community College, outfielder Ryan Patterson of Texarkana (Texas) College and catcher Ty Jensen of the College of San Mateo.
Sprowl, a 5-foot-9, 165-pound left-handed hitter, averaged .343 last season as a freshman at Shelton State, a school based in Tuscaloosa, Ala. He totaled 15 doubles, three triples, four homers, 51 runs and 38 RBI. A Knoxville, Tenn., native, Sprowl has three years of eligibility remaining at LSU.
Patterson (5-11, 195) led Texarkana College to the Texas Eastern Athletic Conference title last season, hitting .439 as a freshman with 25 doubles, 19 homers, 24 steals and 75 RBI. A right-handed hitter, Patterson was a 49th-round draft choice of the Kansas City Royals after his senior year at Rowlett (Texas) High in which he posted a .553 average.
Jensen played two seasons at the College of San Mateo, hitting .320 with 12 doubles, one homerun and 28 RBI last season. The 6-0, 178-pound right-hander was an all-conference player at Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo.
LSU begins the 2003 season on Feb. 7 with a series against Northwestern State in Alex Box Stadium.