New to the site, but been reading and hopefully learning for years.
2015 RHP and 3rd basemen who had a lot of success this past year on the mound for top high school. District Pitcher of the Year, 1st Team All-State, and local honors that far exceeded what anyone of us (including his coaches) would have expected.
Played this summer for top program and had exposure at many events. Have "heard" that numerous (D1) programs have contacted the organization with regards to him.
Several (D1) programs have contacted the high school coach inferring about the boy.
Recently we've had the boy select 25 schools that he would be interested in (of course, he basically picked the top 25 programs in the nation). So we had him pick 25 more that he would consider if the elite were not hot on his door step.
He then proceeded to send "introductory" emails to the recruiting coordinators of these 50 programs expressing his interest. The email included his academic highlights (good student and student council member), a link to his youtube page that shows him pitching and hitting, and links to "major" articles in a large metropolitan newspaper about him, as well as his statistical highlights, and goals in baseball and life.
In the 4 days since he sent them, he has recieved a response from most of them (40 or so)...........some of them "canned", some of them wanting to "keep in touch", and others with invites to their camps (some of these were personalized also).
Needless to say, obviously he can not attend ALL the camps, nor can we logistically attend a camp in Michigan on a short weekend during school.
We are done with fall baseball (school and fall team), and had really thought about shutting it down for the remainder of the year and really focusing on conditioning for the remainder of the year.
Both high school coach and summer coach believe that while "he has not received the love" that others have (he has only hit 86), he has done enough to be on most of the radars of the schools around here and surrounding areas, especially for approaching a junior season.
We do plan on visiting some schools over the Thanksgiving holiday week, and if someone is in the baseball office, we'll arrange a visit, otherwise we'll just tour on our own. We think that there are about 6 that we can hit on our trip to relatives.
The question is, what do we do now? Have we done enough going into next spring? If not, what more can we do.
Thanks for your help.