We’re just two days after the Signing Period started and here’s some thoughts, opinions and notes from Executive Editor Brentt Eads…
First, congratulations to all those who signed letters to take the next step in reaching their dreams of playing college softball.
It’s funny to think, though, that most of them (except those in states like Georgia, Oklahoma, Nebraska and a few others that play high school ball in the fall) still have their senior year of high school to play, let alone an entire year still of club competition!
Kudos to all you athletes, parents, family members and coaches who’ve assisted these players on their journeys, but this is certainly not the end of the path, it’s the beginning of getting college-ready.
Because in less than a year it gets SERIOUS!
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So what are our thoughts two days after Class of 2020 players could first sign LOI’s?
Some schools, like UCLA, haven’t released their official lists but we have a pretty good idea of who has signed with them. For example, here’s a 2020 Extra Elite 100 player, P/UT Carmyn Armijo out of Texas and the Impact Gold Middlebrook team, signing with the Bruins:
Speaking of the NCAA Div. I National Champion Bruins, don’t be shocked that they—according to our rankings system—didn’t have a Top 10 recruiting class.
Simply because they didn’t HAVE to: last year they loaded up and had a Top 5 class in our 2019 Extra Inning Softball Top College Recruiting Classes and also shined in the 2018 class as well with the signings of pitcher Megan Faraimo and outstanding leadoff hitter Kelly Godin, both of who had huge freshman years this season in Westwood and were instrumental in helping lead UCLA to the championship.
It certainly helps to have Rachel Garcia on your team as well!
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