Early 2025 Recruiting Class Rankings 10-1
As we get to the top you start to see classes that are deeper with potential high impact players. Some very familiar names at the top, but some newcomers looking to load up their rosters for future runs. These classes will change and grow, but here is our original Top 10 (well actually 11).
Commits: Samara Coleman (TX), Abbey Emch (OH)
The Pitt Panthers only have a pair of verbals in this class right now, but being this high on our list speaks volumes about these two athletes. Samara Coleman, a 6’1” dynamic OH, gave Pitt the nod in late June before a great showing at Nationals with Houston Skyline. Abby Emch, 6’3” MB, was a hidden gem for Pitt too.
Commits: Tara Greenberry (MO), Tenesyn Fyre (ID), Gillian Pitts (TX)
Big 12 newbie, Houston, is tied at our 9 spot with this strong class. Tara Greenberry is a top 5 player in a talent-rich state of Missouri at 6’3”. She can play on either pin. Idaho setter Tenesyn Fyre adds even more length to this class. The most recent verbal is Gillian Pitts, a DS/L from TAV.
Commits: Charlotte Vinson (IN), Isabela Haggard (KY), Aniya Warren (IL)
The Hoosiers lie in a recruiting hotbed and it shows with this early top 10 class. Vinson, 6’1” OH, is as competitive as they come and she keeps getting better. She chose IU over other top programs, a big in state get for the Hooisers. Haggard, 5’10” KIVA setter/opp, won AAU Nationals in June. The #3 player in Illinois, Aniya Warren, rounds out this class at DS/L.
Commits: Addison Makun (IN), Chloe Meester (IA)
Louisville grabs our 8 spot with this pair of attackers. Addison Makun has a huge upside for DBK and her staff. She stands tall at 6’4” and is a very physical blocker and was a huge local target for the Cards. Chloe Meester is a strong, long OH out of Iowa. She was a high demand prospect by many Top 10 programs down the stretch so her value outweighs her ranking by some publications. This could be an exciting pair to watch when they get to the Cards.
Commits: Kamden Mitchell (OR), Logan Bell (OH), Kenna Cogill (AZ)
As new members to the Big Ten, Oregon is fitting in quite well with this class. The #3 player, #2 setter in the state of Oregon, Kamden Mitchell, decided to stay home for the Ducks. Logan Bell, from Circle City, is a fun player to have. She could be a OH or libero given the jersey. Kenna Cogill, MB from AZ Storm, completes this class. She has a high ceiling and will be exciting to watch within the next few years. Mitchell and Bell will play both indoor and beach.
Commits: Reese Messer (KS), Taylor Deckert (CA), Quinn Loper (CA)
Brad Keller and crew get a great class with two in-state studs and the top-ranked player in Kansas. Taylor Deckert, DS/L, just makes it all look easy. Her calm demeanor balances the competitive fire. Quinn Loper, OH, is a fearless attacker and can be a shutdown blocker for opposing teams. Reese Messer chose the Trojans early in the process. Messer is consistent in her delivery and is a B1G get for USC.
5. Texas A&M
Commits: Kirra Musgrove (TX), Megan Fitch (TX), Taryn Morris (TX)
The Aggies keep 3 in Texas. Kirra Musgrove is the full package. The 6’2” lefty setter is not only able to dish the ball well, but she is not afraid to be aggressive on the second touch. Megan Fitch, 6’1” OH, was a fun one to watch at Nationals. She has it all in her toolkit and has fun doing it. Taryn Morris, 6’3” Opp, adds even more height and power to this class.
Commits: Madison Quest (WI), Natalie Wardlow (NE), Addy Horner (IL), Kristen Simon (KY)
The choice to put Wisconsin tied for top 3 was a tough one. But this class deserves a ranking like this. Madison Quest followed the family legacy to play for the Badgers. The top-ranked player in Wisconsin and #17 overall is relentless on the pin. Natalie Wardlow, MB for NE One, was highly sought after as the #2 player in Nebraska. I’m sure the Badgers were happy to get her out of Lincoln. Addy Horner, 6’3” S for 1st Alliance, is the #2 player in the state of Illinois. Kristen Simon, DS/L from KIVA, adds to the scrappy Wisconsin defense.
Commits: Carly Gilk (MN), Kelly Kinney (FL), Jordan Taylor (TX), McKenna Garr (MN)
Keegan Cook and crew struck BIG in their first recruiting class. Carly Gilk and McKenna Garr are both home grown products playing for rival clubs. Gilk is a 6’2 opposite who was an alternate for the U19 National Team for the World Championships and was a top target by multiple Top 10 programs. Garr, DS/L for Norhtern Lights, passes dimes and has great vision in the back court. Kelly Kinney, 6’2” OH for Tribe, will represent USA at the U21 World Championship later this month and is another that the Gophers grabbed from MANY other suitors. Jordan Taylor, 6’5” MB for Houston Juniors, is a quick, explosive attacker. Her best volleyball is ahead of her and we think she could be a Top 3 MB in the Class of 2025.
Commits: Callie Krueger (TX), Abby Vander Wal (IL), Addy Gaido (TX)
The Longhorns are no stranger to strong recruiting classes. With Callie Krueger, Abby Vander Wal, and Addy Gaido, they earned this spot. Krueger didn’t waist any time with her decision. She committed on June 15th saying her “biggest dreams (came) true” and arguably the #1 Lib in the class stayed home. Her Austin Skyline teammate, Addy Gaido, 6’5” pin, gave Texas the go to. Abby Vander Wal, 6’3” OH for 1st Alliance, will make it down to Forty Acres from Illinois. She is currently playing for the USA U19 National Team in the World Championships. Arguably the #1 or #2 OH in the class. This class has depth and star potential and will fit right in at UT.
Commits: Campbell Flynn (MI), Keri Leimbach (NE), Teraya Sigler (AZ), Ryan Hunter (NC)
We gave Nebraska our top spot for a number of reasons. These athletes are some of the most college ready we’ve seen but they also they have a high ceiling. The Huskers get an aggressive setter in Campbell Flynn, 6’3” for Leagacy. She plays a complete game and is a big blocking threat. Local product, Keri Leimbach, chose her dream school. Keri flys around the court and reacts well to everything thrown her way. Teraya Sigler, 6’3” OH for AZ Storm, has a heavy arm and is calm on defense. She led her team to a National Championship in Chicago. Ryan Hunter, 6’2” opposite, is a high flyer and will be a fan favorite. Flynn and Sigler are currently playing together for the U19 National Team. This class rivals the past few classes at Nebraska full of the top athletes who will need to compete for time, but are all ready for it.