One could argue that McNeil belongs as high as No. 7 on this lists %u2014 the last four players on this are all worthy adversaries. He's got an aggressive arm with upside, and he has touched 94 mph with his fastball. He also employs a slider. McNeil has committed to Long Beach State, but he could perform his way into the top 50 of the draft come June. Marina (Marina, Calif.) pitcher Trevor Megill all 6-foot-7 of him would have ranked here, but he decided to enroll early at Loyola Marymount.
--Jason A. Churchill
The class is highlighted by right-handed pitcher Ryan McNeil, out of Nipomo, Calif. The younger brother of current Dirtbag UTL Jeff McNeil, Ryan is one of the top recruits in the country. Ranked No. 34 by Perfect Game and No. 54 by Baseball America, McNeil was a standout at the 2011 Area Code Games and was selected as a 2011 AFLAC All-American.
Head coach Troy Buckley says: "Ryan is an athletic, physical pitcher that we are excited to have join our program," said Buckley. "He is rated as one of the top high school arms, not only in California, but in the entire country. He will provide an immediate impact on the mound for us when he enrolls."