Class of 2022 infielder Mikey Romero announced Thursday that he has decommitted from Arizona and committed to LSU, where he’ll play for former UA coach Jay Johnson.
Romero made the announcement on Twitter just hours after Johnson accepted the LSU position.
With the news of coach Jay Johnson leaving Arizona I have decided to decommit. My family and I have decided to commit to @Lsubaseball. We couldn’t be happier and I couldn’t be happier. I can’t wait to play for that fan base, and for a chance to win a natty!! #GeauxTigers pic.twitter.com/YgtLK759h0— Mikey Romero (@mromo32) June 25, 2021
A native of Menifee, California, Romero was considered one of Arizona’s top commitments for the 2022 class. Romero could potentially be the first of several Arizona commits to follow Johnson to Baton Rouge.
The Wildcats still have 14 prospects committed for the class of 2022 according to Perfect Game, which ranks Arizona’s class No. 10 nationally. Five of the active commits are pitchers who were recruited to play under pitching coach Nate Yeskie. That no longer appears to be a possibility, as Yeskie reportedly has decided to take an assistant coach position at Texas A&M.
Arizona’s next baseball coach will be tasked with persuading some of those commits to stay on board with the new staff.