Recruits in the Class of 2022 signed in relief yesterday when the news was announced that the NFCA would recommend the Contact Period between college coaches and prospective student-athletes (PSAs) would remain at September 1, 2020 and not be extended into 2021.
Many PSAs feared that they would have a greatly reduced window to develop relationships with college coaches prior to signing next fall (2021) and, at worst, many worried college coaches might even bypass the class altogether to instead take players out of the Transfer Portal or jump ahead to recruit the 2023 class.
One Top 50 player in the 2022 Extra Elite 100, pitcher Madison Inscoe of the Birmingham Thunderbolts 04 team, is relieved for another reason: she was concerned she’d have to reset her “Recruiting Countdown Timer” set up on her personal softball site way back in 2015!
“I was so excited when I set that up five years ago,” Madison explained, “and I just really wanted to see the countdown expire on that very important day in my softball life.”
As the clock winds down to that big day for Madison, who led her Nansemond-Suffolk Academy (Suffolk, Virginia) team to a state title in 2019, she can look forward to finally being able to talk directly to coaches who have been tracking her from top programs in conferences such as the ACC, Big Ten, SEC and Pac-12.
As of today (Tuesday, August 12, 2020), it’s 19 days and counting for the Bolts hurler and the rest of the ’22 class…. Tick, tick, tick!