Jarret DeHart Bio
Courtesy: (@LSUsports)
Release: 02/06/2014

Left-handed hitting outfielder and the second cousin of former LSU All-American pitcher Brett Laxton, who played for the Tigers from 1993-96 … DeHart is a very athletic player who can develop into a power hitter and become a strong offensive threat for the Tigers.

2013 Under Armour All-American and Rawlings All-American … 2013 All-State selection … three-time First-Team All-Conference selection and a two-time First-Team All-County performer … posted a .400 career batting average at Shawnee High School with 14 homers, 21 doubles, 72 RBI, 83 runs, 70 walks and 56 stolen bases … holds career school records for runs, stolen bases, doubles and walks … hit .394 in senior season with four homers, 10 doubles, two triples and a school-record 21 stolen bases.

Parents are Jeff and Roxanne DeHart … father is a comedian/actor and mother is a sales representative … second cousin is former LSU All-America pitcher Brett Laxton, who holds the College World Series championship game strikeouts record with 16 Ks versus Wichita State in 1993 … DeHart’s uncle, Bill Laxton (Brett’s father), pitched in the Major Leagues for seven seasons … another uncle, Will Vespe, played in the Major Leagues with the Indians and Marlins … chose to attend LSU because of “the coaches, the academics, and the history and prestige of the program … majoring in finance at LSU … born October 2, 1994 in New Brunswick, N.J.