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I started the college recruiting process during the summer after the 8th grade. I was playing for my travel team when I met Coach Ryan Thompson who introduced me to SportsForce. I had played in front of college coaches at showcases and listened to D1 and D3 coaches as they explained their programs and what they expected from prospective players. Coach Thompson explained the realities of the different divisions and how my dream schools and safe schools needed to be balanced. I had to consider what I wanted to study, where in the country I wanted to live while attending school and how realistic my dreams and goals were with the different schools. I had to balance playing with my education. Coach Thompson helped me get in touch with schools I was interested in after sending them highlight videos we made demonstrating my ball skills. I heard from schools expressing interest in me, but no official commitment until late in my senior year. The head coach at Brandeis University told me that they had been following my videos that Coach Thompson helped make. His staff had seen me play in Phoenix and expressed that they really wanted me to come to Brandeis. It is a D3 school, so no baseball scholarship, but it is an excellent academic school.
What advice would you give to other players and parents with the recruiting process?
Don’t get discouraged from the lack of responses from college coaches because they are very busy with their teams; Coach Thompson told me about that but it is still difficult. Be flexible because dream schools are targeted by every player in the country and there are only a few spots on these teams. Keep up with communicating with the schools you want to go to even if it feels like a one-way relationship. I know that my parents have spent a lot of money during my baseball career between travel ball teams fees, travel expenses, training costs, and coaching fees. Coach Thompson & SportsForce are great and they can be a big help for a good player to try and get into a great school.
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