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Here is another case of a recruited walk on we need to know if we are being told the truth. Our son is being recruited as a pitcher by a DII school and will qualify for about 65% of the total cost through academic scholarships.
They want him to come with no baseball money and will guarntee him a spot on the team. Reasons being it is hard to give money to a freshman pitcher and most kids do not get near the 65% level and by not taking baseball money he will be helping the team. What is an experienced persons view on this?
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My son was primarily recruited by D-2's and "mixed" packages seem to be the order of the day. His scholarship at the school where he signed adds up to a very nice percentage of the total, but there are 4 components, "Baseball" being one, and "academic grant" being another, in addition to two other types of grants. I've talked with other fathers of D-2 players, some pitchers and some position players, and their experience was the same. The best total packages seem to go to pitchers.
stinger ...

My gut reaction to your question is "go for it" if the fit is right. The ability to blend money (academic/athletic) doesn't seem to be a problem at this school, and I know that D-2's have fewer schollies to go around. But, this comment stuck out when I read it:

Reasons being it is hard to give money to a freshman pitcher ...

Is that what the coach told your son/you? Most schools I know of offer the biggest money to the players "up the middle" of the field. Pitchers seem (quite often) to get greater percentages, even as freshmen. So should we gather from this statement that the school in question gets in a lot of transfer students who are established pitchers?

Anyway, the comment just sounded a little strange to me, that's all. noidea

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