|City/State:||Boca Raton, Fla.|
|High School:||West Boca Raton HS|
Outstanding catcher who graduated in December from West Boca Raton High School and elected to immediately begin his college career at LSU ... excellent defensive player and aggressive hitter with very good all-around athletic skills.
PRIOR TO LSU
An All-America and All-Palm Beach County catcher who hit .500 in 2012 with 12 doubles, 28 RBI and 12 stolen bases ... also a two-time honor roll student at West Boca Raton High School.
Full name is Michael Jason Barash ... parents are James and Debbie Barash ... has one younger brother, Andrew ... grandfather, Norman Pinsky, played football at Wisconsin ... chose to attend LSU because "the coaching staff, atmosphere and facilities are the best in the nation" ... majoring in sports administration at LSU ... born October 12, 1994 in Boca Raton, Fla.