With Lee in Baton Rouge and scheduled to begin classes and summer workouts on Wednesday morning, the Tiger coaches are confident that the draft's No. 28 overall pick has the desire to stick to the college route.
"Zach wants to come to LSU, get a degree and play football and baseball for the Tigers," Miles said. "I met with Zach and his parents today and I think that they are looking at LSU as a great opportunity both academically and athletically.
"Zach is an outstanding student and he's excited about the college experience."
The silver lining for Mainieri is that the Dodgers, who selected Blake Dean, Leon Landry and two LSU pitcher signees, may not be hard-pressed to sign the right-hander.
"From my knowledge they hadn't had conversations with him about whether or not he was signable," Mainieri said. "Zach probably has the reputation of being the toughest player to sign in the country. His asking price is through the roof.
"He doesn't believe they are going to give him that."