mom2... I have a perspective on this topic as my son was considering Exeter, Andover, et al last year for a PG year. We visited the schools and gained the support of the baseball coaches for admissions. The reasons my son was considering was for both the baseball and academic experience. I think thats important. He ended up accepting an offer midway through his Sr year so he did not end up taking the PG year. i agree with all the posts above... I am happy to provide more info if you want to DM me.