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Dakota Dean Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 02/06/2014

Younger brother of LSU All-America OF/1B Blake Dean, who played for the Tigers from 2007-10 … LSU coaches say Dakota’s baseball actions are mirror images of Blake’s, except Dakota throws right-handed and plays all three infield positions … Dakota possesses a smooth, left-handed hitting stroke that provides gap-to-gap power and could develop into home run power during his time at LSU.

PRIOR TO LSU
1st Team Northwest Florida Daily News in all four seasons of his high school career … Crestview High School Baseball MVP in 2012 … selected for Top 100 Florida Showcase as a senior … batted .415 in senior season with two homers; hit .435 in junior season with six homers; hit .398 as sophomore with three dingers and batted .375 as a freshman … also played quarterback, linebacker and receiver for Crestview High football team.

PERSONAL
Full name is Dakota Bryce Dean … parents are Mike and Georgina Dean … has two older brothers, Blake and Tanner … Blake was an All-America outfielder/DH at LSU and helped lead the Tigers to the 2009 College World Series title … Dakota chose to attend LSU because of “the atmosphere in Alex Box Stadium and our track record for getting to the College World Series” … majoring in sports administration at LSU … born August 20, 1994 in Crestview, Fla.

 

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