Reply to "Early Commitments at Son's Dream School"

As stated above, Dream schools and "best fit" are often not the same.  There are so many factors that go into a decision... baseball program, coaches, number of recruits per class, the competitiveness of the team and league, ability to play, number of transfers each year, campus, food, urban vs. rural, academic rank, academic program availability, far from home, close to home, career planning, student happiness, etc...  What is important to your son as a Freshman may not be as important as a Senior in high school.  Maybe academics and the ability to play will be more important than conference and the school's football team's success.  A lot can happen between where a player is projected and what a player actually becomes.  My son's dream school has changed a few times over the years... and i was standing precisely where you are now.  Here's hoping that dream school and best fit will merge. If not, its finding out what is most important to your son and understanding that the school may not be as strong in other areas, and accepting that.  Best of luck and enjoy the journey.    

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