We would like to congratulate Conner Gleissner on his commitment to Cal State San Marcos. Here are Connor’s recruiting story and interview after his commitment. Good luck as a Cougar!
Conner Gleissner
1. Share your recruiting story and status I started pretty early in the recruiting process, around 9th grade. I started with a huge list of 100 schools that I contacted. My grades were really good which gave me more opportunities. Interest started to pick up after the Junior Fall Classic in Arizona, but it was a slow process. I connected with Ryan Thompson over Twitter towards the end of my Junior year in high school and it turned out that he had gone to the same high school as me. After talking with Ryan, he was able to get me more focused on specific colleges he knew were looking for players like me. In the fall of my senior year, I went on several college visits and received a few offers, but I waited until after the Senior Fall Classic to decide. Going into the Senior Fall Classic I had a very good list of schools that I was able to target. After the classic I received a ton of interest and more offers, however, I ended up committing a week later to a school I had visited in the fall. 2. What school are you going to, and why did you choose them? I am going to Cal State San Marcos. I chose this school because it was the perfect fit for me. I like the available options for majors, it’s in a great area and it has a baseball program that I believe I can contribute to and have success at. 3. How did SportsForce help in the process? I came to SportsForce late in the process even though I had many relationships with coaches, I was not being actively recruited. SportsForce was able to give me a plan going into my senior year. The highlight videos they make using your game clips are a huge time saver. Ryan Thompson is a cool dude and he knows at what level you can play at, so listen to him. He has a lot of connections with college coaches and he reaches out to them for you if he thinks you would be a good fit. He gave me advice before I talked to coaches on the phone and before visits. He is really good at reminding you that there are options when you think there are none. He even worked with me on a throwing program I could use while also playing football. Recruiting is a ton of work so if you can get the help do it. 4. What advice would you give to other players and parents with the recruiting process? The biggest advice I have is to figure out right away what level or levels you actually have a chance at playing at. This will save you a lot of time and money. Don’t go to showcases and camps unprepared. Start early because recruiting seems to be happening earlier every year. Always get game clips for highlight videos. Get on a team that you will have fun being around since you will be spending most of your summers playing ball. Get good grades. 5. How excited are you on your future in college? I am really excited about heading off to college and playing more baseball. My family is happy they will be able to catch many games too. I feel pretty lucky right now! 6. How much money do you estimate your family saving in college expenses over the entirety of your college career? My family will probably be saving $20-25,000. 7. Would you recommend SportsForce to any other student-athletes? Why? I would definitely recommend SportsForce and especially advisor Ryan Thompson to other athletes, even if you start late as I did. They have the extra connections with college coaches that will help you get noticed. It’s also nice to talk to people that know the process and know what you go through.   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 scouting@sportsforceonline.com 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.
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