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Tigers land big-time 2025 North Louisiana bat

North Louisiana has always been good to LSU Athletics, supplying multiple different sports with some of the best athletes to ever wear the purple and gold.

Jay Johnson and the defending National Champion LSU baseball team hope they have nabbedthe next great athlete out of the area with the recent verbal commitment of William Patrick.

(self-scouting report) “I’m athletic,” Patrick said. “I run a 6.4 and can hit gap-to-gap. I can hit triples, not just a doubles guy with a good arm and plus-plus speed.”

A junior at St. Frederick’s High School in Monroe, the 6-3, 195-pound right-handed hitter is projected to play the outfield once he arrives on campus in Baton Rouge. Patrick chose the Tigers over South Carolina and Oklahoma.

“But as soon as I walked on campus for my official visit at LSU I knew that’s where I wanted to go,” Patrick said. “Grew up a Tiger fan born and raised.”

Reminding some on the LSU coaching staff of former LSU great Mikie Mahtoook, Patrick said his favorite LSU players growing up were Alex Bregman and Dylan Crews.

“The intensity and passion they play with in every minute of every game man,” he said. “I grew up watching Bregman and Crews was an outfielder and now a National Champion.”

Contacted by the coaching staff in Baton Rouge literally in the first minute they were able to, Patrick said the attention and want the coaching staff had on him was evident from the start of the recruiting process.

“Being a Louisiana kid and being three hours away from Alex Box Stadium you grow up wanting to be an LSU Tiger,” he said. “When (recruiting coordinator Josh Jordan) officially extended the scholarship offer, I knew I wanted to stay close to home and play baseball at LSU.

“It was a surreal moment. I was in Ohio on a travel ball tournament tour. Coach Jordan texted me at 12:01 a.m., the first minute they were able to talk to 2025 kids. He offered me later that day around 1 p.m. One of the best days of my life. At the end of the official visit, my entire family and I had a meeting with Coach Johnson and we left all in tears. That’s when I knew I was going to be an LSU Tiger.”

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