Louisiana-Lafayette announces final additions to 2021 softball recruiting class

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Ragin’ Cajuns add pair of Elite 100 prospects to the nation’s top-ranked class

LAFAYETTE – The 2021 recruiting class for the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Softball program was completed on Tuesday (Nov. 17, 2020) with the announcing of the signing of twins Jacquelyn Adams and Jessica Adams of Bryan (Texas) High School to a National Letter of Intent.

The duo joins the group of 10 future student-athletes announced on National Signing Day in comprising the nation’s No. 1-ranked recruiting class as ranked by Extra Inning Softball and assembled by head coach Gerry Glasco and his coaching staff.

Both Jacquelyn and Jessica Adams were listed in Extra Inning Softball’s Elite 100, giving Louisiana a total of 10 members of its 2021 recruiting class on the exclusive list.

Louisiana’s 2021 recruiting class is headlined by Samantha Landry (Mont Belvieu, Texas/Barbers Hill HS), the nation’s fourth-best prospect and one of six individuals to sign from the highly successful Houston Hotshots-Dumezich travel ball squad, plus Maddie Hayden (West Monroe, La./West Monroe HS) who is the younger sister of former Ragin’ Cajuns great Haley Hayden.

The entire group will enroll at Louisiana beginning in the 2021-22 academic year.

Below are capsules for the Adams twins:

Jacquelyn Adams
1B/C | Bryan, Texas | Bryan High School
Club Team: Impact Gold-Jackson
Extra Innings Softball Rank: No. 82

– Has competed in 89 games for Bryan High School. Career numbers include a .346 average, 40 runs scored, 61 RBI and 85 total hits.
– Twice named Defensive MVP (2018, 2019). In 2019, was a First Team All-District 14-6A selection and member of the All-Brazos Valley First Team.
– Serving as Bryan High’s catcher, Jacquelyn has had the opportunity to serve as battery mate for her twin sister Jessica.

Glasco’s Point of View
“Jacquelyn gives us power and great intelligence at the catching position. She is a very mature, team-oriented player who we believe can help make our pitchers better and play a key role in their development.”

Jessica Adams
RHP | Bryan, Texas | Bryan High School
Club Team: Impact Gold-Jackson
Extra Innings Softball Rank: No. 55

– Stars in the circle and at third base for Bryan High School. At the completion of her junior season, she had posted 47 wins and 414 strikeouts in the circle and 23 home runs and 85 RBI at the plate.
– An NFCA All-Region selection in 2018 and 2019 and Brazos Valley All-Decade Team member, Adams sported a .407 average and 15 home runs as a sophomore in 2019.
– A three-year varsity starter, Adams has earned numerous awards including District 18-5A Newcomer of the Year, District 14-6A Pitcher of the Year and Offensive MVP and Big Stick Award from Bryan HS.

Glasco’s Point of View
“Jessica is a down-ball pitcher who has a great ability to hit the bottom corners of the strike zone with great consistency. She has also proven to be a very powerful hitter, and consistently gets big hits in clutch moments.”

2021 LOUISIANA RAGIN’ CAJUNS SOFTBALL SIGNING CLASS
Jacquelyn Adams – 1B/C, Bryan, Texas (Bryan HS) – Extra Inning Softball Rank: No. 82
Jessica Adams – RHP, Bryan, Texas (Bryan HS) – Extra Inning Softball Rank: No. 55
Laney Credeur – 1B/3B, Old Mines, Mo. (Kingston K-14 School) – Extra Inning Softball Rank: No. 51
Kramer Eschete – OF, Brenham, Texas (Brenham HS) – Extra Inning Softball Rank: No. 89
Kayla Falterman – OF, The Woodlands, Texas (The Woodlands HS) – Extra Inning Softball Rank: No. 39
Samantha Graeter – OF/UT, Spring, Texas (Oak Ridge HS) – Extra Inning Softball Rank: No. 41
Maddie Hayden – OF/UT, West Monroe, La. (West Monroe HS) – Extra Inning Softball Rank: No. 15
Elia Hebel – 3B, Albany, Texas (Albany HS) – Extra Inning Softball Rank: No. 73
Samantha Landry – RHP, Mont Belvieu, Texas (Barbers Hill HS) – Extra Inning Softball Rank: No. 4
Alexa Langeliers – IF, Keller, Texas (Keller HS) – Extra Inning Softball Rank: No. 48
Tyler Oubre – RHP, Destrehan, La. (Destrehan HS) – Extra Inning Softball Rank: No. 101
McKenzie Wittenberg – OF, Fort Myers, Fla. (Riverdale HS) – Extra Inning Softball Rank: No. 135

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