On Thursday, Collegiate Baseball released its annual recruiting results and the Knights were ranked No. 4 in the country, their highest in program history.

“We are extremely excited about our class being ranked No. 4 in the nation,” said UCF Head Coach Terry Rooney, who is embarking on his second season at UCF. “Our recruiting coordinator Cliff Godwin, assistant coach Jeff Palumbo and our entire support staff deserve an extreme amount of credit for this tremendous honor. We have been working diligently since our arrival last June on this class. It is my belief that this collection of players will be viewed upon in the coming years as the recruiting class that brought UCF back to the upper echelon of college baseball.”

UCF also led all Conference USA schools in the rankings. Its class consists of 21 players including 10 from the junior college ranks. Meanwhile, 18 are natives of the state of Florida, and six were previously selected in the MLB Draft.

The Knights’ class has a total of 11 pitchers, highlighted by four left-handers, set to toe the rubber when the Black and Gold opens fall drills Oct. 1.