PRIOR TO LSU
Playing this summer for the Rockford (Ill.) Rivets in the Northwoods Collegiate League ... Batted .270 in the 2018 season at Northwest Florida State with one double, four homers, seven RBI and 10 runs ... Named a 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game Honorable Mention High School All-American ... Ranked by Perfect Game in 2017 as the No. 1 catcher in the state of Ohio and the No. 4 overall prospect in the state ... Voted the 2017 MaxPreps Best Baseball Player in Ohio ... a four-year high school letterman, leading his team to 2017 district title ... Voted 2017 and 2016 high school team MVP and Best Defensive Player ... A 2016 and 2017 First-Team All-League selection and All-Academic award recipient ... 2016 Cincinnati Reds Showcase MVP Award.
Head Coach Paul Mainieri on Brock Mathis:
"Brock Mathis has a chance to have a great impact on our 2019 LSU team because of the position he plays. Our No. 1 goal in recruiting was to strengthen the catching position, and Brock has all the tools to step in and be a great leader of our team. He will compete for the starting job behind the plate after having his only season of JUCO ball cut short because of a hand injury and his summer baseball season cut short for personal reasons. How quickly he can regain the form that we saw when we recruited him will determine his playing time. He has superior defensive skills behind the plate and, before he hurt his hand, was swinging the bat with a lot of authority. Brock has an outgoing personality and is an extremely confident young man, which will help him in handling a pitching staff. I'm so anxious to watch Brock play this fall and see him assert himself."