A former poster’s son attended a HA D3. His kid was one of the six the coach offered to grease through admissions ED. On the first day of fall ball there were twenty-seven walk ons for three roster spots. Every one of them were under the impression they were “preferred.” While the coach could have an unlimited roster he had a thirty-two player limit.
One of my son’s high school teammates was told by the coach at a HA D3 if he gets accepted he’s on the team. The kid was a four year backup.
Obviously the education comes first. But if baseball is important enough learn the difference between “interest” and “love.” Don’t hear what you want to hear. Listen closely for the truth. “He will have an opportunity win a position” is not love. It’s the least any coach will tell any player.