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Notre Dame 2021

12whitesox12 ·
Ever since I was a kid I have dreamed of going to Notre Dame. My family is middle class and they have made many sacrifices to attempt to make my dream a reality one day. I know little about the recruiting process. The only things I know are from my own research online and from other people around me. I am a 3B primarily, however I believe I am going to DH for the rest of the year on my freshman team. I go to one of the best high schools in the state and in the nation. Although I do obviously...
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2021

camb3232 ·
I am a 2021 Catcher getting some attraction from some Northern D1 schools. How can I put myself out there to more schools down south and out west? Should I email head coaches? Attend more showcases?
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RISE Baseball 2021 and 2020 Showcase Teams

RISE Baseball Showcase ·
RISE Baseball is looking for top 2021 and 2020 players to round out our rosters on both teams. Looking for a C, MINF, and as always competitive Pitchers on the mound. Please email Director of Baseball James Bierlein at james@risebaseball.com to set up a private workout. We will be competing in Dynamic Showcase events as well as Perfect game and Diamond Nation Super 16. All are highly scouted events!
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How to Commit Long Distance

baseball_swagg ·
Hello all- I wanted to ask for some advice on my recruiting journey. I am a 2021 RHP, and I am starting to navigate the recruiting process. However, there is one school I am very interested in, and fits all my needs and wants in a school. It is a D1 program, a terrific academic institution, mid-size, located in a beautiful area, and a great school in general. I believe I have the talent to play at this school, as it is a mid-level D1 school (fastball tops out at 84 as a sophomore, compared...
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3and2Fastball ·
Are you playing on a travel team that is playing the Perfect Game WWBA in Atlanta? Which Showcases have you done?
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RJM ·
There are a lot of top college prospects in the south and west. There are so many prospects relative to roster spots southern and western players come north to play college ball. The northern players who get recruited south and west are studs. Are you an absolutely dominant player in your area? Are you the guy everyone notices when they attend your games? Are you in the Tyler Beede, Rhett Weismann skill set? Are you willing to play D2 or D3 ball in the south or west? You stated you’re...
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pabaseballdad ·
Listen closely to what RJM said
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CaCO3Girl ·
It would do no good to email a coach out west unless they could see you. Most players say something like Hey Coach XXXXX I will be in <insert fancy tourney/showcase here > during XX/XX/XX. I'm very interested in your school, please come check me out I'm on team blah blah. Then list stuff about your school like grades and how your season went, why you are interest in their school...etc. BUT try to keep it short, LOL.
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TPM ·
Great advice. Coaches from the south and west don't go north unless they have a specific reason to see someone and that player probably is a pitcher. You must come south to be seen. But only when you are ready to have them see you.
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Consultant ·
Camb; do you have any MLB tryout camps near your home? You may need a pro scout to evaluate your "tools". Bob < www.goodwillseries.org >
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Re: Notre Dame 2021

Go44dad ·
Take the ACT sophomore year. Go to a low cost showcase to get documented numbers on velocity, exit velocity, 60 yd or whatever you can get. There are numbers that will get their attention now. Go to ND camps. Take some video, send it to ND coaches. Find a travel team that has placed a kid in ND in the past. You can search the threads on video's and just about any other thing you can think of. Keep working!
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baseballhs ·
If you go to their camp (send an email before with stats and video) you will know pretty quickly if you are the kind of athlete they are going to recruit.
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2017LHPscrewball ·
You can go back through rosters and look at current commitments to get an idea of the caliber of player they are taking. PG will give you some measurables for these guys. While there appear to be no 2021 commitments, there are a handful of 2020 and looks like 2019 is basically done. This should also give you some idea as to their recruiting timeline in that they may do some preliminary scouting of 2021 this summer and probably make most of their decisions by the end of 2019.
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fenwaysouth ·
12WhiteSox12, I'm digging your passion. Keep up the hard work in the classroom and on the baseball field...good things will happen. Follow through with introductions to coaches, attend camps, but most of all you've got to understand how the numbers don't work in your favor. Getting recruited to play college baseball is a tough road. You've specifically focused on one program that may recruit anywhere from 6-12 recruits a year after seeing many, many thousands of potential recruits at...
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Branson Baseball ·
As a Notre Dame grad, I love that you're passionate about the Fighting Irish! I agree completely with Fenway. Cast a wide net, based upon the schools in which you are both an academic fit and a baseball fit. Ultimately that list of schools may include Notre Dame. If so, that would be awesome! Now they would need to love you in return and have a spot for you. It's also possible your list ultimately doesn't include Notre Dame or similar schools because your preferences change...or you may not...
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12whitesox12 ·
Thank you for all of your great answers. I am planning on focusing most of my attention from late June on until the next baseball season on learning as much about recruiting as I can and getting bigger, stronger, and faster in the weight room. Would it be smart to do this and introduce myself with an email to Coach Aoki at Notre Dame a couple of months before I attend a prospect camp next year, or should I send him an introductory email this summer? As mentioned before, I wasn't able to try...
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adbono ·
Have you thought about changing your name to Rudy and living in the fieldhouse ?
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Branson Baseball ·
Most 2021 grads are in the same boat as you. They aren’t already national class talent with national exposure. And most will never be...that’s ok. At this stage for most players enjoying HS should be a priority. If you want to play at the next level, there’s a lot you can do. Get bigger, faster, stronger. Develop your baseball skills and IQ with individual training and with team competition. Work on your standardized test scores, take a strong curriculum, get good grades. Eat and sleep...
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Qhead ·
My advice is to forget about the bush leagues and go Jesuit!! Fordham, SLU, Xavier, the possibilities are endless
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Branson Baseball ·
That’s an outrage! This young man wants to go to the premier Catholic university. You can get that Jesuit junior college stuff anywhere.
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Shoveit4Ks ·
Son is up there now for series with ND and the weather is cold. Game postponed today and sketchy rest of weekend. Education and network are huge, but why try to play baseball up there until June ?
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Branson Baseball ·
Weather stinks for Spring sports. No question. This isn't South Carolina. And that's why my boys play in the South. I understand that some kids don't care about the weather, but mine do so they went where 50 and cloudy is a bad game day. Separately, for those who want fans'/alums' perspectives on Notre Dame baseball, the www.ndnation.com message board "Jake's Field" is where the faithful unload.
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Cman ·
Sounds like you have great motivation - keep it up! I would not suggest taking the ACT exam until you are a Junior, nor would I suggest doing a PG event until you have something to "show." If you haven't learned the material then your test grade will suffer. If you don't know how fast you are, what your exit velocity is, or your 60 time, then a PG event is a waste of money. Not to mention that the ACT grade and the PG score/metrics will stay in the system until you improve them. Better to...
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12whitesox12 ·
Once again, thank all of you guys for the words of encouragement and wisdom. Reading your replies is definitely taking a lot of unneeded stress off of me. I researched the past and future ND recruiting classes and they attended their first showcase towards their sophomore and junior years. I don't think I am ready now but I believe I will be then. I knew someone who commited to an ACC D1 this year and it really was a reality check for me. I worried that if I didn't get on colleges' radars...
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2022NYC ·
Forget Rudy..be Reggie Ho!
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Qhead ·
AMDG
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Branson Baseball ·
Latin?!?! Love the Reggie Ho reference! 12WhiteSox12, You have some time. Definitely take the pressure off yourself. And keep working steadily towards your goals...no pressure, just slow and steady. And have fun! Go Irish Hockey! Let’s win the NC tonight.
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TPM ·
You can send an email to Coach. But all you will get is a letter explaining when they can contact you and a camp invite, which It seems you are planning to attend. Coaches are looking for players who can contribute and stay eligible. It is early in the process, keep working hard in the classroom, in the gym and on the field. Maybe in a few years you can help them, they switched conferences for football and the baseball team is pretty meh, IMO. And as Branson Baseball has said, have fun!
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BaseballinCT ·
ND's co-recruiting coordinators usually attend the Area Code tryouts and the PBR Futures Games (which happens to be in Indiana), so try to get an invite to each with the requisite contact beforehand. You may want to reach out to them (Coaches Ristano and Woods) before (or together with) Coach Aoki. However, my son, wife and I have found them all to be super guys. We really like them.
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TPM ·
Yes thats a very big recruiting event in Indiana. However, its way too early fo the OP who needs to make a plan when he is ready to show his stuff.
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joes87 ·
I think your in Chicago, If you PM me I can give you some advice on area travel teams and the recruiting process in this area.
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Re: How to Commit Long Distance

RJM ·
Send an email to the head coach and the assistant in charge of recruiting. Express interest in the college and the baseball program. Ask them where you can get in front of them. Provide academic and baseball metrics that can help. A quality mechanics video could help. Do not mistake highlights for mechanics. They may travel closer to you than you think. Or there may be a former player or alumnus who can take. A look at you and pass on a good word to the coach you’re worth checking out.
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cabbagedad ·
Swagg, I am in California and quite familiar with the D1's in the state and the typical recruits they go after. You may very well either be or eventually be a talented enough player but it is not as simple as having a FB that measures up to others on their roster. There are thousands of REALLY good baseball players in California... way too many for the 25 D1 schools in the state, let alone for those few schools that match your description... " a terrific academic institution, mid-size,...
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baseball_swagg ·
Thanks for the response. I know, the odds are stacked up against me. This is why I am thankful for forums like this, and users like yourself to help guide me and other players. The roster naturally is a majority of California natives, or surrounding states (Colorado, Arizona, Nevada). There are, however, some longer distance players, such as Illinois and Florida, which gave me a bit of hope. Grade wise, I am at the level I need to be at, with a 4.2 GPA (along with rigorous studies and AP...
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Iowamom23 ·
Have you visited the school? We have a small high school and two 2018 graduates who went D1 in various sports (not baseball) at schools a distance from home. They've already transferred closer to home. Make sure you really really really understand what that distance means and don't put all your eggs in one basket. My son was excited about a program a 3-hour plane ride from home, until on the way home from his visit, the plane developed a mechanical issue and he got home roughly 12 hours...
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baseballhs ·
I would suggest you attend a prospect camp. They will find a way to talk to you if you are a recruit that fits the bill. Make sure you email several times before, letting them know you’ll attend.
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Goosegg ·
California is a great place to play, attend college, and live. Where do you start? First, you've got the grades and assuming your scores (will) match you've cleared the academic hurdle (true for every other D1 in the country also, btw). If you haven't sat for the ACT/SAT, prepare hard to get a score which matches your grades. For recruiting, Cali D1s may view video, but the D1s won't recruit off of it - each needs eyes on you. So, you need to find out which events the coaches recruit from.
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baseballhs ·
We didn’t send to many Cali schools, but we did send to Stanford. There is a Youtube video from the pitching g coach saying that more kids should send video and that he does watch them. We are halfway across the country but did send video. They watched for 10 minutes and called and invited him for a visit. I would say it’s always worth the 3-4 minutes it takes to send off videos and emails. You never know.
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I can't get any attention or interest from coaches. 2021 RHP, 87 MPH FB

baseball_swagg ·
Hello all- 2021 RHP here. I have been trying very hard for the past two years to get noticed, get attention, and interest from college coaches. Email has been the means of communication, and I have pretty good skills in writing these sorts of letters. I spend an hour writing a letter to a coach, and get a two sentence response a while later usually, very generic typically and impersonnel. 99% of the time, I just get a prospect camp invite. I am not emailing schools like Florida or Vandy...
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cabbagedad ·
Hey Swagg, Most won't go back and read through the few lengthy threads you have initiated a year ago and prior. It will help if you give a summary of what things you have done to date... what showcases you have attended and how those went, any other things you have tried based on previous suggestions and also summarize other key factors such as the fact that you haven't participated in travel ball. I think this will get you more useful feedback. It sounds like your velo continues to climb,...
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Goosegg ·
Can you post a video of you pitching? A bull pen video is fine. Need to be able to see your mechanics, a radar read, movement, and control. Provide several angles - behind the pitcher and behind the catcher. What are your grades and scores? By now, you've probably begun thinking about potential colleges - even absent baseball; which type of schools are you looking at (location, size, price, etc.)? The high costs of attendance of many schools comes into play. If you get an offer as a walk-on...
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FriarFred ·
Agree with the above - good advice. The D1 dream is great but shouldn't be the only option you look at. North Carolina has some really good D2 programs as well as great programs in SC, GA, Florida etc. I would suggest really looking at the JUCO route as a viable option as based only on velo, some more development may make a huge difference in the future. As stated by Cabbage and Fenway, get an unbiased assessment of where you are as a player currently. It appears that you are willing to do...
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JCG ·
Swag, in your last thread you asked how kids who don't play travel can get to play in college, particularly D1. I think that's a very important question, and it's often ignored that travel can be a huge drain on a family's resources and it's not feasible for many. Even if you don't do travel you can do carefully targeted showcases and college camps. You can also get a little exposure though legion, if you have a team in your area. But number one, in my opinion, if you are set on D1, is...
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baseballhs ·
Have you done any showcases to get documented stats? If you haven't or don't plan to, I would, as suggested, get video of a bullpen and post to flatground. When you say topping at 87, where are you sitting? I think some coaches read emails, but that isn't how any coaches actually communicated with my son. An email/video may peak their interest to see you, if you are at a tournament they are attending, and then they might reach out for a call.
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Re: I can't get any attention or interest from coaches. 2021 RHP, 87 MPH FB

You have to get in front of the coaches and perform well. Period, end of story. Sucks to say this, but if you aren't able to do that through summer ball, then your chances of getting to ANY college program beyond JUCO goes down exponentially. JUCOs are filled to the brim with guys who are sitting at your numbers. Most JUCOs are not feeder programs to D1 programs, there are a few top JUCOs that get studs who just needed more time to figure things out academically or who blossomed late and...
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Re: I can't get any attention or interest from coaches. 2021 RHP, 87 MPH FB

PABaseball ·
A few things stand out to me. The first is that you seem to have unrealistic expectations of how this whole thing works. An email is a form of introduction, you are there to introduce yourself and let them know their program is of interest to you and here's why you might be interested in me. These emails shouldn't take an hour to come up with and you probably shouldn't be expecting a response more than a few sentences. D1 schools are not going to make an offer based on an email, even with...
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fenwaysouth ·
Swagg, You are definitely not like most kids. Most kids don't like to write emails to coaches, but you seem to thrive with it. Keep doing it with existing coaches and add more coaches (all levels of college baseball) to your list. Follow up with a phone call if you are extremely interested in a particular school. As Cabbagedad suggests include new milestones and achievements (baseball and academic)….coaches loves that stuff! Seek some adult help whether it is a former college athlete,...
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BaseballFan1965 ·
As many have mentioned what are the results you are getting from pitching? Are you generally dominating your peers or just another quality pitcher? What is your general K/BB rates? If you top out at 87 and have little command then most DI coaches are not going to be overly interested. Sitting 85 with command and a moving fastball is generally something a mid major will be interested in. The one good thing about being seen as a pitcher is you have some control of the environment. Coaches can...
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PitchingFan ·
I will agree with PABASEBALL in a lot of his comments. topping 87 as a junior especially if it is not verified will not jump out at a D1 coach of any level. Throwing 87 with effectiveness against D1 recruits will get a little notice. Coaches will not read an email that takes you an hour to write. They are in season mode now. I assume you are in the same situation as last year and have not been to tournaments or showcases. If so, then you are in trouble until this summer. I offered to get you...
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FlatGround ·
If you haven't already, post your video, velo and what you're looking for to @flatgroundapp on Twitter. I got ya--and it's 100% free.
 
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