We had a new school start up as you described. It started out many of the decent athletes from the old school went over to the new school. The new school got great coaches in Baseball and Football (that's all I follow. They strggled the first two years then had great seasons in both sports the next. I think it is the coaching and support from the administration that counts. I say don't worry. If the kid is the stud you describe he will make the team be recognized. 12yo playing w/ 15yo?