The Three Most Surprising 2025 Classes So Far
After the first month we caught our breath and took some time to look at some schools putting together monster classes that maybe no one is talking about. Here are our 3 Surprise Classes of 2025.
Long Beach State
This might be the most surprising class by far. A Big West school is killing it so far in recruiting. The 49ers are now in their second year of head coach Tyler Hildebrand, who returned to his alma mater after spending three years on the legendary Nebraska coaching staff, and his experience showed early. Long Beach State not only kept an in-state Outside in Mia Halsey, but they also grabbed one of the top players in Nebraska, Anna Jelinek, from Nebraska ONE. Then they followed that up by landing one of the best Liberos in the country with the verbal from Arizona Storm’s Izzy Mahaffey. Long Beach State has started strong in recruiting and the Hildebrand factor is in effect. The Beach is looking to restore the tradition and the 25s are talented enough to do that.
Coming off a 5-13 SEC season, the Aggies made a major coaching change. They hired Olympic medalist coach Jamie Morrison. Morrison was on three Olympic coaching staff and recently was a high-ranking assistant on the #1 ranked Texas team. He is a big-name coach for a school needing to make a change, and he has done that. With the 2025 class being his first entire recruiting season, Aggie fans know you have plenty of home state talent in Texas. Well Morrison and his staff know that also and are keeping some great ones home. Kirra Musgrove, the Houston Skyline product, ranked as the #1 Setter in Texas, and Megan Fitch, of Alamo Volleyball, classified as a top Outside in Texas. Jamie Morrison’s staff at A&M is off to a scorching start with more to come.
It can be hard to build in the uber competitive B1G and we hear plenty of the top conference programs well Indiana is doing their part to narrow that gap. Looking to improve on 9-11 B1G record in 2022 the Hoosiers have hit the recruiting ground running. Head Coach Steve Aird is entering his 6th season as Indiana’s coach. In a year where the Big 10 dominated recruiting early, Indiana waited, and it worked. Indiana has made two signings that are eye-openers for sure landing the top player in the state of Indiana in Munciana Outside, Charlotte Vinson. Then they received a verbal from the top Setter in Kentucky, KIVA’s Isabela Haggard. Indiana is putting itself in great shape for 2025.