We would like to congratulate Garrett Hastings on his commitment to the University of Kentucky! Here is Garrett’s recruiting story and intervew after his commitment. Good luck as a Wildcat! 1. Share your recruiting story and status. It’s a long patient process, I learned a lot of how coaches think and what they are looking for. Even the small things matter because you never know when you have the opportunity to make an impression. 2. What school are you going to, and why did you choose them? University of Kentucky, SEC Baseball & Education 3. How did SportsForce help in the process? Education, more specifically Ryan Thompson. He took the time and made the efforts to walk us thru the process of recruiting and outlined ways that helped me stand out to schools. He taught me about the mental and physical ways that I needed to continue to improve. 4.What advice would you give to other players and parents with the recruiting process? Start earlier than you think, developing a plan of a group of target schools. Try to get on their radar, then keep them updated on your accomplishments and upcoming tournaments. Use your own language and talk to them straight the coaches seem to appreciate that. You definitely want to provide a highlight video long enough to outline/show your strengths and update it over time. 5. How excited are you on your future in college? Very excited, the opportunities for me are endless. 6. How much money do you anticipate your family saving in college expenses because of you being recruited? I will save some money, but travel baseball is expensive so not sure if my parents saved 🙂 7. Would you recommend SportsForce to any other student-athletes? Why? I would, they have an understanding of the process, templates and the data to develop communication for schools across the country and all athletic and educational levels. But be prepared as a family to make an effort to work together and research. Our Mission at SportsForce Baseball: We are on a mission to help our select number of qualified and evaluated players maximize their recruiting offers and make the best college decision. Started by CEO & founder Andrew Beinbrink, SportsForce Baseball is a nationally recognized college recruiting advisory group with over 40 former college coaches, players, and MLB scouts in 10 different states. During the last 11+ years, we’ve helped over 1,000 players make their college commitments. Read below, why we are different from every recruiting group in the country. Why SportsForce is Different: * View our Home Page Video Unlike most recruiting companies, we do not just partner with anyone for our hands-on recruiting programs. Instead, we only partner with qualified players who meet our Five academic, athletic, and coachability selection factors. We evaluate between 10,000-12,000 players each summer and fall at top showcases and selectively advise, and advocate for only a limited number of players each year by directly contacting college coaches to help them maximize recruiting offers. Each of our expert college recruiters is limited to how many players they will advise so there is the best combination of hands-on guidance and personal recruiting outreach to college coaches. Social Media Exposure: We also utilize our growing Twitter following at @SportsForceBB which is followed by over 500 NCAA D1, D2, D3, NAIA, and JC coaches nationwide and growing fast. To Get Evaluated by Our Expert College Recruiting Staff: Option 1: Complete our Recruiting Questionnaire Option 2: Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Options 3: DM us on Instagram @SportsForceBB or Twitter @SportsForceBB and share recent video, stats, or measurables (velocity, 60, exit speed, pop time, etc…) for our scouts to evaluate. Find out if Your Son’s Qualifies for One of Our Hands-On Recruiting Programs? Twitter Recruiting Education & College Needs Posts: We post ongoing recruiting education and post NCAA D1, D2, D3, NAIA, and JC needs year around. Follow us on Twitter @SportsForceBB account and join over 500 hundred NCAA D1, D2, D3, NAIA, and JC coaches nationwide that follow us and growing fast. Tagging us: If you have some good video to share with us, make sure to tag us @SportsForceBB or DM us and we will review it.