I was hoping some people could give some advice on expectations and recruiting plan going forward. People may recall that I have a smallish 2023 MIF, 5ft 9, 89 EV, 6.85 60, mid 80s throwing velo, 3.94 uwGPA at a top public HS. No test scores yet but took PSAT10 cold and scored 1360; which converts to approx 30-31 ACT and 1400+ SAT. His major will be computer sciences or computer engineering. Likely will get a graduate degree. So his focus is mostly academics. He's thinking that a simple computer sciences degree opens up the number of schools he could play baseball and since he will be getting a masters, he may not have to go to a more tech oriented school for undergrad. So I'm pretty sure D2/D3 is the best fit for him. It's hard because he's very athletic (also probably recruitable in soccer). I think if he was bigger he could easily be a D1 player.
He's now had a couple inquiries from D1s to his travel coach; has big interest from a good D2 w official visit planned next month; and clear interest from D3s now. (Side note, it was funny, he clearly did alright at Headfirst but he really didn't hear much as I expected right afterwards. Maybe he was a bit early for D3 recruiting?)
He will be going to AZ Jr Fall classic and trying out for the academic game. He's written coaches with his team schedule but it's hard to know exactly all the schools that will be there in advance (past years posted only).
1) What happens at Fall Classic and afterwards? Will coaches talk with him right there if interested? Let's say he does well at academic game tryout and hopefully game! Will schools reach out to him even if he hasn't expressed prior interest yet? I've told him that if he doesn't get more D1 interest after this particular event, it should be very telling about where he fits. Sound about right with COVID and the above description of skills? Or if he wants, should he keep plugging away at some Ivy/Patriot league schools?
2) Then what? The showcases wind down and the quiet period starts. He'll study for standardized tests and take them in winter. He'll work out and shove calories in his face. As test scores come in he updates profiles and sends them to all the schools he's interested in. He writes schools with regular updates on his HS season in the spring. He goes to Headfirst and Showball in rising senior summer. Would you think the Stanford camp is also important for him? It sounds like senior summer is where the D3 back and forth really starts. Think recruiting would be typically aggressive for a kid like him? Or is D3 recruiting always more laid back? I take it he goes to some school specific camps in senior year fall 2022? Gets offers and thinks whether he wants to Early Decision one particular school. Then happy life. Have I forgotten anything?
Sorry it is a long post but I appreciate the guidance.