Hello, I'm new to this forum. I have a neophyte question about college scouting.
While at one of my 2021 son’s recent travel team games, my husband found himself sitting next to a man who said he was a scout for some colleges. The scout said he was there to look at a player from the opposing team for a DI university. The scout (out of politeness I think) asked who our son was and then said he had heard that our son was good. He even knew which high school our son played for.
This came as a complete surprise to us. While our son is a solid player who has played at a fairly high level in the past, and his high school is considered a good baseball school, he has no current plans to play college baseball and is not playing on one of the "elite" or showcase teams in our area. Is this common? How closely do college scouts track 15 year olds who are not on the big name teams?
Thanks in advance!