A strong, physical and extremely versatile performer who looks to add depth at catcher, can play the infield, and probably has the versatility to get a look at first base ... right-handed hitter with a strong swing who really impacts the baseball ... his versatility, along with his bat, give him a chance to get on the field in a variety of ways early in his career.
Prior to LSU
A four-year starter and two-way player at infield, catcher and pitcher in high school ... completed his career as The Westminster School all-time leader in every offensive category, including 30 home runs ... in 2016, he recorded 10 homers, a .941 slugging percentage and a .578 on-base percentage; also posted a 1.05 ERA in 20 innings pitched with 32 strikeouts and five saves ... led Westminster in 2016 to its first baseball state title in 41 years; was selected 3-A Player of the Year, First-Team All-State and the S. White Keenan MVP and Westminster Athlete of the Year ... voted a 2016 Louisville Slugger All-American and an Atlanta Braves 400 Club All-Star, and was named to the USA Today All-USA Team ... led his school to its first football state title in 37 years as a two-way starter at quarterback and safety ... a member of the National Honor Society.
Full name is Rankin Radcliffe Woley ... parents are Darrin and Rena Woley ... father works in sports television and marketing, mother is with the Palmetto Cheese company ... his father was a diver at Arizona State; grandfather, Joseph Carragher, was a cheerleader at Princeton; great-grandfather, Lou Critchlow, played in the St. Louis Cardinals minor league organization ... has three younger brothers – Grayson, Turner and Hayes ... his uncle, Brian Henry, graduated from LSU in 1990 ... on his decision to attend LSU – “My uncle who attended LSU played a major role. He was always talking about LSU while I was growing up and was such a passionate fan. Once I came down on my first visit, I knew immediately this was the school I wanted to attend. The people and culture of Louisiana are so special and that makes the baseball atmosphere that much better. There’s no place like it” ... majoring in sport administration at LSU ... born October 1, 1997, in Atlanta, Ga.