We would like to congratulate Brandon Compton on his commitment to the University of San Diego. Here are Brandon’s recruiting story and interview with his family. Good luck as a Torero!
1. Share your recruiting story and status
All in all, I felt like the recruiting process was pretty smooth. I felt like having a great environment and an excellent team of people surrounding me helped the process progress quickly. The last six months were a little strange though because of COVID-19 and the extended dead period, but I knew that college coaches were still recruiting.
Even though they could not see me play in person, I was still able to get a lot of interest by posting videos on Twitter of my workouts and game film. Eventually, I started reaching out to some coaches by phone, and that is when the relationships really grew. I received a great offer at the end of July right before the PBR Future Games, and I accepted the offer shortly after the event right before the start of my junior year.
2. What school are you going to, and why did you choose them?
I chose the University of San Diego because it has exactly what I am looking for in a college, and I feel that it is the perfect fit for me. I was primarily looking at schools on the west coast, and I really like that the coaches recognize the effort I put into hitting, outfielding, and pitching, and are giving me the opportunity to play and develop as a two-way player.
I love the San Diego area, and it is an easy drive away from home for me and my family. It is also important to me that they have a strong, winning baseball tradition and an excellent academic reputation. They have been a dream school of mine for a long time, and I am very excited to be committed to them.
3. How did SportsForce help in the process?
SportsForce really aided and supported me and my family throughout the recruiting process. At first, it was very confusing not knowing exactly what I should be doing to put myself out there in order to be recruited. Then I started working with Andrew and the SportsForce team, and we made a game plan and created timelines of what needed to get done. Together, we created a player profile with personal stats, information, and videos, and they began contacting and emailing schools on my behalf that I was interested in. This really helped to get my name out there and gave us feedback as to which schools had some interest in me.
I was constantly in touch with my advisor, Eric Gardner, who helped me and my family tremendously throughout the process, and especially as I was narrowing down my potential colleges. He really helped me weigh all of the pros and cons, which eventually made it clear that USD is the best fit for me.
4. What advice would you give to other players and parents with the recruiting process?
First off, I would say that development is the most important thing. I started getting noticed and getting seen after I gained physical size and strengthened some of the weaker areas of my game. I also definitely suggest starting the recruiting process early and getting organized with a game plan. Create a target list of colleges and put together a good highlight video that you can send to coaches. Twitter is a fantastic way to promote your baseball videos and measurements, as well. Participate in competitive baseball tournaments with your club team, and attend some reputable showcase events, such as PBR.
I learned throughout the recruiting process that in order to be successful, it is really important to keep working on developing as a baseball player, while also having a solid team of coaches and advisors in your corner who will help guide you and be an advocate for you.
5. How excited are you on your future in college?
I am super excited about my future in college! The University of San Diego has such a great baseball program, and I can’t wait to be a part of such an awesome atmosphere.
6. How much money do you estimate your family saving in college expenses over the entirety of your college career?
Between the athletic and academic scholarships, I will receive, my family will be saving a lot of money over the course of my college career. I estimate that we will save about $200,000.
7. Would you recommend SportsForce to any other student-athletes? Why?
Absolutely! SportsForce helped me so much during the recruiting process. They did a phenomenal job of marketing me as a student-athlete, and they did a great job advising me on what events I should or should not attend, which also saved my family money, as well.
Finally, having an excellent advisor I could easily contact with questions about the recruiting process, gave me and my family a great deal of comfort and took a lot of the stress off our shoulders. We had a great experience, and my family and I are so happy we made the decision to team up with SportsForce.
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