A highly-touted southpaw with a fastball that consistently sits in the 90 mph range, and he features a very hard 12 to 6 curveball that he can command … strong candidate to work in LSU’s starting rotation as a true freshman in 2014.
PRIOR TO LSU
2012 and 2013 Louisville Slugger All-American … first team All-State in 2012 and 2013 … 2013 Louisiana Mr. Baseball and Louisiana Gatorade Player of the Year … 2013 Class 4A Player of the Year and the MVP of the state championship game in leading Lutcher High to the title ….12-0 record in 2013 with a 0.61 ERA, 80 innings pitched and 143 strikeouts; also batted .429 with 12 doubles, eight homers and 40 RBI … recorded an 11-1 mark as a junior with 122 Ks and a 1.12 ERA in 68.2 innings … posted a 33-3 career high school pitching record … also played quarterback and H-back for the Lutcher High football team … a cum laude honor graduate and the Lutcher High senior athlete of the year in 2013.
Full name is Jared Marcus Poche’… parents are Jerry and Tessa Poche’ … father is a physician and mother is a homemaker … has two older brothers, Corey and Dylan, and a younger brother, Cameron … brother, Corey, played baseball at Nicholls State … chose to attend LSU because “it has always been a dream of mine to play baseball at the best program in the country with the best fans in the country” … majoring in kinesiology at LSU … born November 21, 1994 in New Orleans.