Reply to "When was your position player offered by any top academic? Any top academic offers to position players while they were Juniors?"

My older son is a sophomore outfielder at one of the "little ivies"  to put things in perspective he was and still is 5'10'' an was running 6.7-6.9 s 60's depending on showcase and conditions. threw high 70's low 80's.  He went to the Stanford All stars camp as a CF/P for rising Jrs and got some interest from a few d1s and d3's. no offers but some "we want to see and know you more" Sept 1 emails from d1's and "would you be interested in getting to know school"No real "offers" but did have his travel coach who was an assistant at a local academic D3 say he could start as an OF if he got in. He then got injured and was out of all activity for the fall and part of the winter of his JR. year. D1's were "sorry to hear that about your injury" and all but moved on. He got one request for a visit from a top D3 school during the spring of his Jr. year and continued to get inquiries. fro d3 schools throughout the spring of his jr year to the spring of his Sr. year.  Summer before Sr. yearHe went to Headfirst and Stanford back 2 back. .would not recommend it bc fatigue factor but went as an OF only. ran sub 7 60 again played well. academic d1 coached him at Stanford said he could play at their level but want their OF players to be bigger and hit deep not be lead off type guys. One commented that he should have been a SS not a CF if he wanted to play D1.  little to late for that. Went 2 PG end of summer before and some local USA showcase tournaments. Got some NAIA offers the summer and fall.  Jr travel coach moved on but new travel coach form local NAIA offered him a spot and $ but Son looking for a more academic school. invited fro visits from some NAIA and d 3's fall of Senior year. For D3's son did not apply ED because we wanted to know financial package before any commitments. Went EA and RD. got in some and wait listed on 2. Once we got all the financial packages he chose the best balance between baseball, school and merit $.

Younger son did not go to many showcases because not the "academic" type of kid. got NAIA interest as a catcher with 1.92 pop up and some D3 and JUCU interest to visit. got a couple of offers at NAIA spring of Sr. year but chose to go to local JUCO. 

Our local HS is very poor. That did not help  many of the local schools.  Had a friend whose son is a SS at a stellar private school. was offered a spot his Sr. year at a mid level D1.  6' and around 6.9 60 time. 

My son had 4.0+ average and SAT was 2180 from his fall of jr. year and maybe should have taken it again bc it may have helped for a few schools. Yes they all wanted to know transcripts and SAT for a "preread". 

Hope that helps. 

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