Recruiting: Two-sport prospect Robby Snelling commits to LSU baseball

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Robby Snelling, a four-star linebacker prospect, narrowed his finalists down to Texas, UCLA, Arizona, Washington State and Oregon. He also was courted by Auburn, Ole Miss, Notre Dame, Arizona State, Boise State, California, Penn State, Virginia, Vanderbilt, Michigan, Nebraska and Tulane.

The 6-foot-3, 200 pounder committed Monday to LSU. The caveat – it is a baseball commitment as a two-way talent as a left-handed pitcher and powerful bat.

The native of Reno, Nevada, received an offer from new Tigers baseball coach Jay Johnson while he was head coach at Nevada when Snelling was in 7th grade over four years ago. Snelling committed to Stanford for baseball as a 9th grader but decommitted recently. He took a recent visit to the Pelican State and was smitten. If it were not for Johnson, Snelling would not have considered LSU.

Despite being rated as the ’22 class’s 29th best linebacker, Snelling is undecided if he will play football this fall as a senior. However, he has also stated that playing both sports in college is important.

In a recent Home Run Derby, Snelling launched 21 long balls during a three-minute round. He can hit 94 off the rubber and as a power hitter has an exit velocity off of his bat of 108.

Football and/or the 2022 MLB Draft may change things but there’s no doubting Snelling’s exceptional athletic talents.

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Born and raised in the New Orleans area, Rene Nadeau has been involved in sports ever since his earliest memories. Rene played basketball, wrestled, ran track, and was an All-District running back in football at John F. Kennedy High School. He went on to be a member of the LSU football program, developing a passion for the game in even…

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