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Re: Window post Showball and Headfirst

BaseballDad72 ·
After August Headfirst, my son was contacted by some coaches on the field, some after 1-3 days, some after the last showcase was done, and some didn't contact until late in August, those were legit offers from good schools too. They all do things differently. But this isn't a normal year, so I don't know if the old stuff applies.
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Re: Window post Showball and Headfirst

BaseballDad72 ·
1-3 days. A week at the most.
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Re: Window post Showball and Headfirst

BaseballDad72 ·
Hi Chico. He has had multiple email exchanges with coaches from teams he is interested and he and the GM of his travel team have emailed a lot of his target schools in the last week and a half. I’d say about 65% have responded to either my son or his travel GM. But I wouldn’t say any responses made it clear they’d offer him or had super high interest. Two requests for academic info have come in in the last few hours but none from target schools yet.
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Re: Window post Showball and Headfirst

BaseballDad72 ·
We had interest after the first week or so, with a couple coming 2-3 weeks afterward. This was for the August HF. Most want you to attend one of their camps, at which time they might offer you if they like what they see. Who knows what is going to happen this year. I suspect that there will be a lot more guessing on the part of RC's and HC's when it comes to recruitment, as camps will be shut down for the most part, and recruits will be reluctant to travel.
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Re: Window post Showball and Headfirst

BaseballDad72 ·
The part that seems most different to me in 2020 is that in a normal year, a lot of coaches want players to come to school camps after HF or SB. HF and SB lead to serious email and text exchanges (you can tell when you are getting more than form camp invites), but generally coaches wanted my son to come to their camps. (This is tough if, like my son, you are in a different region of the country than most of the schools you are targeting. There are only so many plane tickets you can buy, days...
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Re: Window post Showball and Headfirst

BaseballDad72 ·
I just went back and checked emails. My son was at his last day of HF actually on this day, August 8th last year (pitched in front of Brian Cashman that day, fun story). There was interest in son at Head First, the kind where coaches tracked my son down to have a conversation but importantly the one school he was most interested in watched him and had multiple conversations at the event. A number of inbounds occurred over the next few days but he got two inbound emails in about 8-9 days...
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Window post Showball and Headfirst

BaseballDad72 ·
Hi All...Son just attended Showball. Didn't have best stuff but pitched pretty well. He was 81-84, gave up a hit, walked a few, struck out a few, so mediocre outing for him. He's going to HeadFirst in Virginia next week so he's got another crack. He's been emailing some DIII coaches and has had some back and forth prior to these showcases and got a great rec from his travel ball GM. So, my question is this...What is the window for meaningful contact post each showcase? Day after, week after,...
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Re: Window post Showball and Headfirst

BaseballDad72 ·
Typically a week or two at most, but there were outliers. Everyone’s recruiting story is different. And this is a strange year, so who knows, but I wouldn’t assume an offer necessarily would come before September or even into October. I probably don’t need to say it, but your son should be working now to email every school he has any interest in that will be at HF. In most cases, my son’s experience was that if he didn’t hear from schools before HF or SB, he didn’t hear from them after. He...
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Re: Window post Showball and Headfirst

BaseballDad72 ·
This is especially important. You will hear about some kids committing during July and August, including at schools your son may be interested in. But schools operate on different timetables, and make offers at different times to different recruits. If your son is #1 on the HC's list at his first-choice school, then he may nail things down early in the summer. That's great if it happens. But a kid who gets an offer in September will be admitted to the same college (which IMO is the primary...
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Re: Window post Showball and Headfirst

BaseballDad72 ·
Past experience is not really a great indicator for 2020. Projected D3 studs that require help with Admissions (slots) will be contacted immediately as the school has to sell themselves to the recruit, and figure out which slotted athletes they are going to get behind with Admissions. The rest of the recruiting class (based on position need) is about two weeks out from a showcase such as Showball or HeadFirst based on feedback from other posters over the years. A handful of HA D3s tried to...
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Re: Window post Showball and Headfirst

BaseballDad72 ·
Thanks all. This board is a lifesaver. My son will keep plugging away. He has a full slate this fall. I think he is getting really hurt by not getting seen in a real game. Not a showcase superstar- think it gets in his head and he tries to do too much. Anyway, thanks for the advice. A kid with three pitches topping 85-86 should get some offers, I'd imagine, the question will be if my son wants to go there. It's academics and school fit first, baseball second, as far as this process goes for...
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