Versatile athlete who was a two-way player that helped lead his team to a state championship his senior year … on the mound, he brings an aggressive demeanor in which he attacks the zone with a high 80s fastball and a wipeout 12-to-6 curveball … his athleticism gives him the ability to repeat his mechanics and delivery.
Prior to LSU
Posted a 10-0 record and a 0.98 ERA in 2018 with 102 strikeouts in 71.1 innings … named 2018 the LHSAA Division I Most Valuable Player and Pitcher of the Year, as he led John Curtis High to the state championship … named a 2018 All-American by Rawlings/Perfect Game … 2018 first-team All-State selection and named first-team All-Louisiana by USA Today … voted the 2018 Perfect Game Louisiana Player of the Year … ranked as the No. 4 overall prospect in Louisiana by Perfect Game (No. 2 pitcher); ranked as the No. 114 prospect nationally by Perfect Game … ranked No. 183 among Baseball America Top 500 Prospects.
Full name is Will Joseph Ripoll … parents are Chris and Wren Ripoll … has an older brother, Ty, who is in the U.S. Marines, and a younger sister, Rayne … Will’s grandfather, Bernie Isom, played football at Texas A&M … describes LSU as “the perfect school to get a degree, excel in baseball, make great memories with down-to-earth people, and bring Baton Rouge home a championship trophy”… majoring in studio art at LSU … born May 16, 1999, in Katy, Texas.