Walters State won this Region in 2019. They went on to beat Gordon State in the Appalachian District Title gameRead more
As many know November 13th was the start of the early signing day period this fall. And boy was it a day. For junior college athletes it generally is not as much of a surprise where they are going to sign when they have their options. They do not usually have the hats sitting in front of them like many people think when it comes to a person signing day.
From what we here at the JBB have collected it was over 200 different individuals commit/sign so far during this period. So we decided to break out or ranking caps for the first time to kick off the official 2020/2021 Calendar. Yes, we did have a Recruiting Class Ranking a few weeks back but this is for the guys that will not make it to campus till the fall of 2021.
As usual there are many of your normal universities that have already started to pick the Junior College ranks to fill their rosters for the next coming years. Below we rank the top 25 Classes as well as some Honorable Mentions.Read more
Did we save the best for last? Some might think that. But, in all honesty it was because there is so much talent in this district that myself and Chris could not come to an agreement very easily about who we thought would be receiving any of the pre-season accolades.
To start, this district had the potential last year to have 3 of the top 4 teams in the country playing for one spot at the Juco World Series in Grand Junction. Second, last year when the season ended three of the top 5 spots in the final National Ranking were claimed by teams from this district (#1 John A. Logan 20-1, #2 Wabash Valley 17-2, and #5 Iowa Western 20-4). Third, those same three teams have very legitimate chances at being ranked in the preseason top 5 again this year as they have no fewer than 15 MLB draftable arms combined (too many to name them all) and this district boasts several of the best position players in the country in Voth, Washington, Hall, Pinales and Hodges.
When looking at the past winners of this District they have done extremely well at the National Stage in Grand Junction!
Without those three teams however there is still loads of talent that is present up and down this district.Read more
Series of the Week #10 Cowley County vs #16 Johnson County It does not get much bigger than the topRead more
As we approach the Mid-Way point of the season we take a look at how the 4 Year Junior College Recruiting classes have changes sense the last time we release it back in November.