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LSU Baseball: Top LSU Signee Cameron Johnson to Enroll at LSU

Johnson becomes the highest-ranked prospect to make it to campus, passes on offer from the Cardinals.

LSU signee Cameron Johnson will enroll at LSU to continue his baseball career despite being selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2023 MLB Draft, sources tell LSU Country.

The No. 11 overall player and No. 2 left-handed pitcher in the class of 2023, Johnson becomes the highest-ranked prospect to ever reach campus for LSU. Dylan Crews was ranked No. 13 when he arrived in Baton Rouge.

Johnson’s father confirmed the news that he will enroll at LSU:

“He’s a Tiger at heart and extremely excited to play for Jay! Let’s Geaux!”

When Johnson was selected by the Cardinals, it was described as a “Hail Mary” play by the organization. After slipping to the 20th round where he was ultimately selected, St. Louis made their attempt to sway him their way.

After just one day, it was clear where Johnson belonged. The coveted prospect tweeted out three tiger emojis on Wednesday, stirring the pot while teasing LSU fans, but now all signs point towards the left-handed pitcher taking his talents down South.

Now the highest-rated prospect to make his way to campus, expectations remain high for Johnson over the next three years. A player who has all the intangibles of being a first round draft selection in 2026, he’ll join a pitching rotation that is reloading this offseason.

LSU has already reeled in three pitchers via the NCAA Transfer Portal in Xavier's Justin Loer, Alabama’s Kade Woods and UCLA’s Gage Jump.

Despite several pitchers heading to Baton Rouge, Coach Jay Johnson isn’t done on the recruiting trail just yet. Sources confirmed LSU will host Alabama pitcher Luke Holman for a visit to Baton Rouge next week, first reported by On3’s Matthew Brune.

[Jay] Johnson has this program built for the long haul, and after reeling [Cam] Johnson back into the fold where he rejoins a loaded 2023 class, LSU is in good hands moving forward.