Hello HSBBW Community,
Here again with another question regarding 2019 son's recruiting. I sincerely appreciate the help on this board so thanks in advance.
There are several D1 (approx 4-5) following son closely. Text messages/phone calls from coaches and e-mail feedback all occurring at the moment. The schools vary from high academic, mid major, to Power 5.
At what point (if any) is it appropriate to simply tell a head coach or recruiting coordinator, respectfully and politely of course, that he is ready to commit and would like to know where he stands in their recruiting? Especially to an of out of state school that son qualifies for reduced tuition due to high grades and SAT? He has already visited this school (unofficial visit, tickets to basketball game, tour of the school) and has gotten to know the coaches - they have seen him play as well.
For example is it appropriate to tell a coach "My grades and SAT qualify for the Regional Student Scholarship at your school and only a minimal amount of athletic money (25%) is all that's needed for my family to be able to afford going to such a great school and a great baseball program."
If this is totally unacceptable I'm all ears. However I've heard of one situation where a really good ballplayer in my son's travel ball program did something similar and he was brought on board because he was a very good player and let it be known he wanted to go there. At least that's how it seemed to work out.
Thanks as always for the honest feedback.