Any thoughts on the Blue Chip Prospects showcase in Dec on LI?
It is a good list of colleges that fit my son's goals and includes many 'high academic' schools that have not yet seen him. (He plans to do Head First in august, but this might be a preliminary look by some top academic schools.) What makes it very appealing is that it is close enough to home to be easy to manage.
Yet the weekend is also time when 3 other target schools have on-campus or regional events that are school specific, that a coach has 'invited' him to. Those events are much further away... and to drive 7-9 hours in December for one school to get to know him better is a tough call to make, given junior year commitments and school work.
I guess I am looking for pros and cons about the Blue Chip Showcase, which could give broader exposure. Given that it is December, I think the off campus events (like Blue Chip) will be staffed by volunteer coaches without recruiting authority.
This gets very hard to decide! He has done a careful selection of showcases, and I realize that we have to balance priorities and make judgement calls but I am hoping for objective info about the specific Blue Chip. His team did a Blue Chip tourny this summer, and we were not impressed, so I have some reservations about the showcase, but they might be unfounded.
Thanks, as always, for the insights from the HSBBW.