This puts emphasis on travel ball coaches and their reputation/rapport with college coaches. The 2021 class is all but finished in most female sports, the class of 2022 is slowly closing without really getting started. Before Marty left he said most Power 5 schools are wrapped up on their 2022 class for softball. There will be a player here or there but for the most part they are focused on identifying younger classes. Again the extra year of eligibility cuts a huge chunk of one or two classes.