Burdeaux To Fill A Big Need

Southern Miss has signed another big time baseball recruiting class for 2013. Though not a big in quantity, it is huge in quality and the Coaches expect this group to fill plenty of needs. We caught up with West Monroe (LA) corner INF/OF Dylan Burdeaux who talked about his expectations for his career at Southern Miss.

Dylan Burdeaux is a two sport athlete at West Monroe HS in Monroe, LA. A few days ago he signed his letter of intent with the Southern Miss Golden Eagles, and even while his career is still in full swing, his mind is already gearing up for his time in Hattiesburg.

"Even though football is still going on, I'm gearing up for baseball," he said. "I'm throwing and hitting with a guy who signed with LSU, and we are getting ready for the spring."

Could there be a chance that Burdeaux plays both at the next level?

"I thought about it," he said. "The only place I'd be interested in doing that is Southern Miss. But, I'm going to be baseball all the way. With school and the big time demands I am just going to focus on baseball."

Burdeaux said he's just happy to have the process behind him.

"It feels great to know where I am going," he said. "It was an easy decision for me. Coach Calliet started talking to me and when I visited it just felt like home.

"I met Coach Berry and some of the guys, and I got along real well with them. I'm ready to get up there and get started."

The Eagle Coaching staff has some high expectations for Burdeaux.

"Coach Calliet told me that position wise it could differ depending on what they need at the time," he said. "He told me I could be a corner infielder or be used in the outfield.

"The main reason they started recruiting me is they said they wanted another big righted bat. He wants me to come in and be a factor early, and that is what I plan on doing."

He's certainly excited about the opportunity to play with a roster that will be loaded with top prospects from around the southeast.

"I think it was two years ago they had the #3 class in the nation, and going to Omaha is a big reason I came to Southern Miss," he said. "I want to play against the best, and I think we will get back there."

Burdeaux said he's ready to get to his final season in baseball and take his team to new heights.

"We've not been to the state championship and I'd love to see us get there this year," he said. "We've got a good foundation and we are planning on making a push. I hope to help make that happen with hopefully my biggest year in High School yet."

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