MidAtlanticDad posted:baseballhs posted:
2 LHP kids we play with have documented velos 87-89, and aren't getting anything.
Just browsing PG's rankings for TX 2020s, it looks like at least 90% are committed to colleges in TX, OK, LA. Lots of uncommitted guys (on PG anyway) who on paper could get scholarship offers in the northeast/midatlantic and maybe midwest. What do you think are the main reasons more TX kids don't pursue those opportunities? Weather, finances, level of baseball, juco options, culture?
It's not necessarily the kids choice. Coaches recruit players and usually have the most success recruiting close to home, so this is where they spend their time. It's not easy for kids to convince a coach from other parts of the country to take a look at a kid from CA, TX, etc.