1. Share your recruiting story and status!
I didn’t know what to expect going in, it was a little more of a roller-coaster ride than I anticipated though. We had a lot of college programs go through some significant coaching changes during the process. We signed with SportsForce in May of 2018. It took a little bit of time to piece my profile together as it was the end of the school year, but once we cleared a summer vacation and some West Ranch Summer baseball, we really got moving in late July 2018. I committed on April 10, 2019. The NLI came about a week later, is when it became official.
2. What school are you going to, and why did you choose them?
I have chosen Colorado Mesa. They had every box checked that was important to me. I wanted a school that was good at other sports, and where the student body had a lot of school spirit year round. I also wanted a school that was not too big and not too small. Some of the schools that were recruiting me were about the same size as my high school. As far as baseball goes, they have a coaching staff that has been there for a long time and have had great success. After experiencing the coaching carousel of college baseball, this really moved up on my list of importance. They also have a great fan base and support and play in one of the best college baseball stadiums.
3. How did SportsForce help in the process?
Ryan (Thompson) helped with so many things, answering questions about what college coaches were saying or not saying. Constantly giving advice, and helping mapping out strategies. Calming us down when college coaches kind of go in recruiting hibernation. Also, helping us save a ton of money by knowing which showcases to attend or not attend. Thank you to the people at SportsForce with getting my video’s together and posting them up on YouTube and my profile.
4. What advice would you give to other players and parents with the recruiting process?
I would say, from what we learned, to start early if you can. I didn’t start until after my junior year. Also, learning how to put together effective videos together with good camera angles is a huge plus that we found. Coaches can’t always see you play live, they want video. Besides the 4 videos that SportsForce helped me put together, Colorado Mesa wanted a video after each outing that I had. I think we sent them 7 additional videos. Also, be patient and lean on your advisor, there are things that come up from college coaches that can be tricky to navigate. Having someone like Ryan Thompson and utilizing his experience throughout the process really helped balance everything.
5. How excited are you about your future in college?
Very excited, I can’t wait to be a part of the Colorado Mesa baseball team and contribute to hopefully reach and win a College World Series.
6. How much money do you anticipate your family saving in college expenses?
We saved $15,300 per year with everything added up
7. Would you recommend SportsForce to any other student-athletes? Why?
We already have, we have told several teammates and families from other schools, that there is no comparison to the other “recruiting services” out there. Having someone like Ryan was the key. Someone that has the college coaches’ ear, and when they tell a coach they need to look at this player, they do. I received a lot of calls right after Ryan reached out to them. Colorado Mesa coach told me that right up front, that he was calling me because of what Ryan Thompson said about me.
Over the last 10 years, SportsForce has helped over 1,000 student-athletes and families successfully navigate the college recruiting and athletic scholarship process while saving families on average $80,000 in college expenses.
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