Below is a breakdown of the top recruits and names to know in each of the best recruiting classes in the country. To see our 2023 top recruiting classes, click here.
The recruiting rankings take into account all players from the high school and junior college ranks and were compiled following many conversations with coaches and scouts. Four-year transfers were not considered for the ranking.
Recruiting coordinator: Nate Thompson
Top recruit: Aidan Miller, 3B
Overview: In the 21 years Baseball America has ranked recruiting classes, Arkansas has never had the top-ranked class. For 2023, however, the Razorbacks have signed the No. 1 class. It’s a large group and provides impactful talent around the diamond, both on the mound and among position players. While having so much high-level talent means Arkansas will have to sweat out the draft with several players, the class is also constructed in such a way that it should be able to withstand losses in the draft.
Hitters: Miller is one of the best hitters in the draft class. The righthanded batter has a long track record for hitting at the highest levels and has grown into plus raw power. Not only does he have plenty of strength in his 6-foot-2, 205-pound frame, he also generates impressive bat speed and consistently barrels balls. Defensively, Miller is a shortstop now but profiles best at third base. He’s got a strong arm and has worked hard to stay athletic as he has gotten stronger, giving him the tools to play on the left side of the infield. Shortstop Walker Martin stands out for his athleticism and easy lefthanded swing. He has good feel for the barrel, quick hands and has some wiry strength in his 6-foot-2, 185-pound frame. He’s a plus runner and his hands and actions play well up the middle. Catcher Ryder Helfrick is a good athlete and a solid defender behind the plate, showing off a plus arm and good hands. The righthanded hitter has an aggressive approach at the plate and shows solid power potential. Outfielder Kendall George has game-changing speed that plays well on both sides of the ball. The lefthanded hitter has an advanced approach at the plate, good barrel control and there’s enough strength in his swing to make him more than just a slap hitter. Infielder Nolan Souza has a disciplined approach at the plate, a short lefthanded swing and solid power potential. His offensive upside stands out the most, but he’s a versatile defender who can play anywhere on the infield. Nazzan…