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Originally Posted by Aleebaba:

Anxiety is building as son waits to hear from top choices, but those colleges are waiting on other commitments as my son is not their first option.  We are blessed as son has got a few offers, but none yet from any college with combination of academic and baseball success hoped for by all interested parties.  As with most things, most likely one will have to be sacrificed, and that has created some tension in our house about the way to proceed.  In addition, those programs that have extended offers will need an answer in the next few weeks, as they are making decisions based on whether my son commits or does not.  Interesting times indeed.

Aleebaba,

 

I feel your pain.  2014 son had singular goal throughout high school - play in the Ivy League.  Academics and standardized testing made it, but could not generate any baseball love from coaches.  So be it. Most of them saw him play and did not pursue him.  However, thanks to a good Headfirst showing he is now being pursued aggressively by half of the NESCAC and other top-tier D3's.  It is certainly not what he wanted, but when the sting subsides he will be grateful to get the opportunity to play another 4 years.

 

As a parent it is difficult to watch the disappointment.  I think we will all see it as baseball parents at one point or another.  From little league to the pros, eventually they are going to tell your son he is not good enough for something or he will get hurt.  Very few make it to the hall of fame.

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