You can either play “there” or you can’t, wherever “there” happens to be. If you went “there” and didn’t make it you probably aren’t going back “there” in the future. If you never got looks from “there” to start with you probably don’t belong “there”. The moral to the story is, find your “there”…..before your 4/5 clock runs out.
This is spot on! I will echo that last sentence, but put a little differently. The sooner you find the appropriate level the better your college baseball experience will be.
I see way too many kids make a first choice of a school where they aren’t good enough to play - often a D1 school - and they are miserable until they leave. Some bounce back better than others but if a better choice was made up front they could avoid the immediate setback.