My 2010 son received his first questionnaire from a pro scout.
My son is probably in a different position than most in that he hasn't been offered a baseball scholarship nor has he committed to a college at all. His academics are really good.
He has plenty of people (coaches, fellow players, parents), excited about him playing college baseball, but he only wants to play if it does not get in the way of getting a good education.
So, now the pro questionaire is asking some pretty sticky questions, and I want him to answer as honestly as possible. The medical part is not an issue as he hasn't had injuries or medical issues. There are questions about advisors, expected bonus dollar amounts, his willingness to skip college if drafted, rating his desire to be a pro baseball player, etc. I think if he answers the questions honestly, he will come across as someone that wouldn't even consider going pro out of high school.
Will this chase away any future interest from pro scouts? Wouldn't being persued by a pro scout help in his effort to get interest from a college? Should he fudge a little in his answers to keep the door open, or should he be brutally honest? I also think that kids his age do change their minds, so I hate to chase off his chance if he does change his mind.