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LSU makes final list for standout California outfielder

When you look up what a centerfielder should look like, you don’t someone built like Alec Blair.

That hasn’t stopped the California native from becoming one of the most sought after outfield prospects in the country for the talent rich Class of 2025. 

The 6-6, 195-pound two-sport star out of perennial powerhouse De La Salle in Concord, Blair has baseball offers on the table from LSU, TCU, Arkansas, Texas A&M and Oklahoma. He has already made all five of his official visits to the aforementioned schools.

Blair actually played with 2024 LSU signee and fellow California native Derek Curiel in the USA Baseball Developmental League.  

“My uncle played centerfield back in the day and he is one of my heroes,” Blair said. “That’s kinda where things got started for me in the outfield. I’ve always been super fast, so probably around fourth grade the coaching staff said it wouldn’t be good for the team to waste my speed at first base. Go track baseballs in the outfield. The rest is kinda history.”

(self scouting report) “I think everyone will say they are a five-tool player. I’m very athletic with a good arm, hit and run well with some power with my frame. I continue to get stronger and I can put the ball in play. I believe there isn’t anything I can’t do on the baseball field.”

Blair is also a four-star prospect on the basketball court and could see himself under the right circumstances playing both on the next level. 

“I love basketball and have been told I have a future in it as well,” he said. “It’s a very unique situation that not a lot of people can say they have been in. Some schools have said they will let me play both sports. I actually got the chance to talk with (LSU Men’s Basketball coach) Matt McMahon when I was on my visit to LSU. We talked some, but it really wasn’t anything legit. If I were going to come to LSU it would only be for baseball.”

With a decision timeline tentatively set for near the end of April of this year, Blair said he will be picking from the five schools where he made his official visits. 

“What do I know about LSU?,” Blair said. “It was arguably my best visit.I know they have one of the best programs and probably the richest history for collegiate baseball in the country. They are the defending National Champions and an unbelievable baseball school. I’ve gotten the chance to get to know Coach Johnson and (Recruiting Coordinator) Josh Jordan and they are great guys. The culture down there is phenomenal. It’s hard not to know about LSU. 

“The coaching staff (at LSU’s) sales pitch is that I’m their centerfielder of the future. They do a great job at developing players. LSU is a great place to be and I’m truly blessed to have a relationship with them.”

Blair said there is a specific set of boxes the school he chooses needs to check off.

“I wanna play as a freshman,” he said. “I’m really big on that. If I had to go somewhere and sit out a year, that would suck. I want to develop as a player with a good relationship with the coaches where the school is safe. I don’t want to have to worry about the little things.”


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