My son is an unsigned 2023 C / OF. 5’10 175 R/R 6.52 60 : 1.90 pop 78 C Velo. Good hitter.
He attended a baseball powerhouse for HS but Covid killed his freshman year and a shoulder injury just before tryouts as a sophomore took his sophomore and junior HS seasons. He played as a senior but saw limited time to a junior who was a 2 year starter by then and on the coaches summer team for 5 years. Very Good hitter avg glove but never came out. Never. This team has 10+ high D1 commits and a few others
my son worked hard to get back and is 100% but has almost no film except his own workouts. Had some Big Ten and MAC interest from just that but when he didn’t play they turned. Going into his summer after senior year he has no offers
He is high academic and backup plan is to attend U of Michigan pre med but he said he loves the game and still wants to play if he can. We probably could afford a grad year but my wife is against it.
I hired a consultant to evaluate his game and contact schools since his coach won’t help. he’s reaching out to schools during transfer portal season with the film we have. . I honestly believe he is one of the best defensive catchers I’ve seen at the HS level and that he just needs reps at the plate
This is a kid who has never gotten a B taking advanced AP classes got a 32 ACT and wants to be a doctor. he does this arm work takes BP and works out every day and clearly feels he has unfinished business but has lost a lot of time … a lot of ABs
I’d be happy if he retired or played club and focused on school but his drive and all that time in rehab with a goal..then not seeing the field in HS …I just don’t think he’ll be able to give up the game voluntarily. The other day he asked about JuCo.
I’m not sure what I’m asking but does anyone have a similar story? is Juco a good option for a really bright kid and can he transfer to a school he belongs at academically after a JuCo? We are allowing him to choose his path but I’m a bit torn.
It’s heartbreaking and getting down to the 11th hour.