Jake Latz has found his new home.
The 2014 Illinois Pitcher of the Year, who elected in June to transfer from LSU after two anticipated but injury-plagued seasons, will finish his career at Kent State, he confirmed to The Advocate on Monday.
Latz will sit out this season because he transferred to another Division I college. Latz would have been immediately eligible had he chosen to play at a junior college.
Latz, a who will be a third-year sophomore, abruptly ended his time at LSU in June following his collegiate debut in late April.
He threw 8.1 total innings at LSU and started three games, including the Tigers' Southeastern Conference tournament opener against Tennessee and Baton Rouge regional championship game against Rice — both wins.
"All I can really say about this is that I had to make a personal decision to leave the university," Latz said in a statement to The Advocate. "After being there for (two) years, my experience wasn't what I had expected and thought when I was originally recruited."
Latz is the fourth member of LSU's ballyhooed 2014 recruiting class to transfer, joining Jake Godfrey, Mac Marshall and Grayson Byrd.