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If you want a D1 scholarship you better have offers...

By no later than the summer of your sophomore year. Plenty of walkon spots and minimal money are shared afterwards but if you're not on someone's list by the summer of your freshman year you're late to the party and the party's over.

Trust me I have a graduating senior this year who got her first offer between her freshman and sophomore year. Was told she had 30 days to decide or they were moving on to someone else. Ended up with 3 $$$ offers, a $ offer and several 0 money offers, all at the D1 level. This occurred by Christmas of sophomore year and they were all contingent on a decision by the end of that Jan.

She made her decision and verbally committed then which is now close to two years ago. Fast forward to this past summer, coaching staff leaves and new regime says all offers are off the table and they will decide if they will recruit you. Thankfully she was re-offered though not as much $$$. She accepted and has now signed. Several of the players in the original verbally committed class were not kept by new staff. One has received a walk on spot to another D1 and the rest are still hoping for something else to work out. Not that these are not excellent D1 caliber ball players. It's just that the other D1s are now full and recruiting classes are complete everywhere else.

With only 11.7 scholarships to split its tough on coaches to sink a great deal of $$$ into one player. Check out the attached link for commits for each college. You can sort by grad year as well. Notice that 2019s & 2020s are already committing...

I hate the game but it's the unfortunate game of softball recruiting. Just glad the NLI is signed and we're done!!!!!

[Post edited by HOOZ3 at 12/23/2015 12:11AM]

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Link: Goldfastpitch

Posted: 12/23/2015 at 12:06AM


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