Clemson baseball signs top 10 class


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Clemson's class is rated No. 9 in the nation by Perfect Game.
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Coach Jack Leggett announced the signing of 10 players to the program Monday. Associate Head Coach Dan Pepicelli and Assistant Head Coach/Recruiting Coordinator Bradley LeCroy along with Leggett all had a hand in signing the class, whose members are slated to wear a Tiger uniform starting in the 2016 season.

The class is rated No. 9 in the nation by Perfect Game. All 10 signees are top-500 prospects in the country according to Perfect Game as well.

Two of the signees are infielders who are ranked among the top-50 players in the nation by Perfect Game. Cornelius Randolph (Griffin, Ga.) is the No. 12 overall prospect and Jalen Miller (Atlanta, Ga.) is the No. 23 overall prospect.

Infielders Grant Cox (Simpsonville, S.C.) and Jordan Greene (Charlotte, N.C.) along with catcher Cal Raleigh (Cullowhee, N.C.) are three more offensive players the Tigers signed. Raleigh is the son of Todd Raleigh, who was a player at Western Carolina under Leggett from 1988-91.

Clemson signed five pitchers, including righthanders Brooks Crawford (Bishop, Ga.), Ryley Gilliam (Kennesaw, Ga.), Zach Goodman (Kennesaw, Ga.) and Jackson Kowar (Weddington, N.C.) along with lefthander Jake Higginbotham (Cumming, Ga.). Gilliam and Goodman are teammates at Kennesaw Mountain High School.

The Tigers are slated to sign two more players next semester.

Fall 2014 Clemson Baseball Signees
Player Pos. B/T Hgt Wgt Cl. Exp. Hometown Previous School
Grant Cox INF R-R 6-0 165 Fr. HS Simpsonville, S.C. Greenville HS
Brooks Crawford RHP R-R 6-5 230 Fr. HS Bishop, Ga. Oconee County HS
Ryley Gilliam RHP R-R 5-11 175 Fr. HS Kennesaw, Ga. Kennesaw Mountain HS
Zach Goodman RHP R-R 6-0 180 Fr. HS Kennesaw, Ga. Kennesaw Mountain HS
Jordan Greene INF R-R 6-0 195 Fr. HS Charlotte, N.C. Charlotte Country Day School
Jake Higginbotham LHP L-L 6-0 160 Fr. HS Cumming, Ga. Buford HS
Jackson Kowar RHP R-R 6-4 160 Fr. HS Weddington, N.C. Charlotte Christian School
Jalen Miller INF R-R 6-1 185 Fr. HS Atlanta, Ga. Riverwood HS
Cal Raleigh C S-R 6-3 195 Fr. HS Cullowhee, N.C. Smoky Mountain HS
Cornelius Randolph INF L-R 6-1 190 Fr. HS Griffin, Ga. Griffin HS

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