Jayden Heavener: Legacy & Legends Softball - Top Prospect for the 2024 Class
Updated: Mar 18
Nationally Ranked Elite 2, 3, 4, & 5 Stars: L&LS 700 Club
Louisiana State University commit
Pace High School, Florida
Virginia Unity - Johnson/Ross
Today we announce the Legacy & Legends Softball Top Players for the 2024 Class for the 2023 Calendar Year. We congratulate all nominees and those selected as the nationally elite and "best of the best" on their outstanding achievements. Unfortunately, we couldn't add everyone to our list that was nominated or referred for ranking. We hope those will use this as motivation to continue trying and come back next year and join this group.
We will be incrementally adding names to our spreadsheet throughout the week which is not indicative of the Stars ranking range. Stars will be granted based on continuous evaluations of a player. Any player who is on this final list of 600 prospects has proven through their skills, performance, and achievements that they are indeed an elite college prospect, regardless of where they are ranked.
According to several reports and articles, over 75,000 per year group play competitive softball. To simply be nominated is an honor in itself. To have laudatory and praiseworthy information available for review indicates a high level of value placed upon player by those who care.
Please understand that rankings are not an exact math or a pure science. Any product involving human interaction will never be perfect. Therefore, all rankings list will differ from person to person. Our rankings are no different and simply a product of our best effort based on research, available data/information, observations, subject matter expert testimony, group discussions, and voting.
Countless hours are spent researching each player and collaboration with softball coaches across the United States and Canada. As with all of our ranking boards, we always ask/offer for reputable coaches (prep and/or college experience) to volunteer to be on the ranking discussion panel. This method has been invaluable in sharing knowledge of players throughout the softball community.
It is unbelievable how the best prospects are well-known across the softball community. From Texas to Canada. Washington to Florida. California to Maine and everywhere in between. There will always be standout players and hidden diamond players that simply need more exposure to shine.
As with all of our previous rankings lists, we will inadvertently miss a player(s) package that was submitted/coach referred or a coach simply wasn't aware of the nomination board being conducted. This is why we always welcome communications with coaches/managers to discuss players for the supplemental board conducted after the list is published. No supplemental player ranking will affect those players that are currently ranked.
Again, we extend our sincerest and heartfelt congratulations to all who were honored as the Top prospects for the 2024 Class for the 2023 calendar year. Outstanding job!
Please visit the link at the bottom of the page to visit the 2024 for Calendar Year 2023 rankings in excel.