1. Share your recruiting story and status!
I started the recruiting process going into my Sophomore yr of High School. I got a lot of interest from schools in the Summer going into my Sophomore yr and signed up with SportsForce the Spring of my Sophomore year while playing Varsity for my High School. I verbally committed on Sept 6th of my JR year to the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.
2. What school are you going to, and why did you choose them? I chose the AFA for many reasons. After my visit, I could not see myself going anywhere else. The number one question you need to ask yourself when choosing a school is “Would I still want to be here if Baseball does not work out?” And the answer for me was YES. I loved everything about the Academy and what it had to offer, there is no other school like it anywhere in the world. Overall, I wanted to be part of something bigger than myself and the Academy offered that. The opportunities at the Academy are endless! 3. How did SportsForce help in the process? SportsForce was great in that they gave me the time frame and platform of when and how to reach out to coaches. They also helped me create an expanded list of target schools I otherwise would not have known about. I also feel that my profile page and Highlight Video that they created helped with my exposure. 4. What advice would you give to other players and parents with the recruiting process? Don’t get wrapped up thinking “I only want D1”, be open to all schools and at all levels. Coaches change schools all of the time and you never know where they are going to end up or who they know or talk too. Ultimately, you just need to just find the right fit and you won’t know until you go and visit that school and speak to the coaches. Also focus on your grades early! The #1 question coaches will ask is what is your GPA? 5. How excited are you about your future in college? I could not be more excited for what my future holds. Being a Colorado kid and being exposed to the Academy my entire life also the fact that my Grandfather was a ’68 Academy grad I only dreamed that one day I would get this opportunity and now I feel like I am living a dream. 6. How much money do you estimate your family saving in college expenses over the entirety of your college career? $500K (They say when you go to the Academy its a Free 1/2 Million dollar education, everything is paid for and in fact, they pay you while you go there). 7. Would you recommend SportsForce to any other student-athletes? Yes, Tony and Andrew’s knowledge, experience as well as connections with various college coaches throughout the country is priceless!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. 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.