He Our son now has plans to visit two of the D3 schools that have shown a lot of interest and invited him to overnights. These are far from home and will involve multiple missed days of school and fall HS games.
He is excited to go, mainly because these two coaches have been courting him consistently and it feels good to him to be pursued. He has liked their conversations and feels comfortable so far.
I, however, have some hesitations about the schools and whether they’ll be a fit for him, baseball aside. Both have some extreme elements to them in terms of location or student culture. I haven’t expressed these concerns yet to son, just want him to have his own experience and see what happens.
Both are strong high academic opportunities.
Wondering what to do now about a few of the schools he has interest in that haven’t been as assertive. Need back up plans in place in case fit is not there after these visits. For example, schools that followed up after Headfirst with emails that told him they saw him play and hoped he could come to their camp (which he couldn’t). Some of those said “we hope you can come for a visit, let us know”—this after he said their camps were not going to work timing wise. They did not specifically say come for an overnight. Or send your transcripts...
One school he is very interested in said “you’re a really nice prospect”. With no invite for overnight etc. How do we interpret that?? Sounds tepid to me—my husband disagrees.
Is it out of line to contact these schools again and ask them what their level of interest is? Tell them we have to start narrowing down the list of visits to pursue? Because for a couple of them, arranging a visit is the next step. How do we figure out which visits to prioritize if they haven’t told him point blank “we want you” like the others?
I have a feeling he will get offers at both visits coming up, and we need to have idea who else has serious interest, who isn’t as into him.
Any tips about how to ask these questions without calling their hand or putting coaches on the spot would be appreciated. Not much time to figure all this out. Time and financial resources mean only maybe one more long distance trip if these upcoming schools don’t fit the bill.