by David Folse II
Kale Fountain wanted warmer weather and to be part of a superb college baseball program.
The LSU Tigers were his one-stop shop.
The 6-2, 225-pound, Lincoln, Nebraska native recently verbally committed to Jay Johnson and the Tigers. The 2024 infielder, who was originally committed to Florida State prior to Mike Martin, Jr.’s dismissal, wants to pitch and play infield on the next level, but is projected mainly as a third baseman.
“I took official visits to Mississippi State, Arkansas, LSU and Texas,” he said. “I’m a big fan of SEC baseball and where it’s warm. It’s already cold in Nebraska (late October). I look forward to being able to play baseball a lot in the warm weather.
An absolute No-Doubter by #Uncommitted Kale Fountain (2024,NE). Physical RHH does a great job of getting the barrel to the front on a tough inner-half FB; Uses his strong lower 1/2 to leverage the baseball way out of here. #WWBAWorlds @PG_Uncommitted @PG_Scouting pic.twitter.com/O1y8D1EgG2— Perfect Game Scout (@PG_Scouting) October 5, 2022
“(self scouting report) I’m a big ole kid that can run and I’m going to be aggressive in the batter's box. I’m going to hit balls hard and do whatever I can to help LSU win. The ultimate goal of course is to come down here now and play when it’s warm, but go back home for the postseason and the College World Series in Omaha.”
Visiting Baton Rouge nearly a month ago, Fountain said he enjoyed his official trip to TigerTown and after meeting with the coaches and players, he soon discovered LSU was going to be the right fit for him.
“That feeling when you step foot on campus,” he said. “That feeling you get for me and my family was just different. A lot of great mentors in my life tol dme that when you get to that place, you are just going to know. I felt that feeling when I was on campus at LSU. Everything at LSU was great, especially the people.
“The biggest thing for me was building the relationships and that is what I have been able to build with Coach Johnson and (recruiting coordinator) Josh Jordan. It’s just a different kind of connection. I can call them about anything. I know I’m going to be in good hands for the next 3-4 years.”