son (2023) got some interest from his dream school. travel coach reached out bc he knew mysson loved that school (it's a mid major and 2023 isn't normally on their radar yet) and, surprisingly, the guy knew of my son via IG (he follows my son and has "liked" some of his posts). got word to my son that he should call. they talked, and he told my son to call every week to keep him updated.
do I ever need to get involved? sit in on a call for a few minutes to say "hi coach, wanted to introduce myself". I don't have ties to the coach of the program but I have a lot of ties to the baseball community in the area (I probably know coaches/players that he knows, etc) so establishing that sort of common ground could be good (or bad...I wasn't always the nicest guy on the field, lol). maybe I can ask for the juice box and orange slice schedule.
all kidding aside, i'm inclined not to get involved (unless the coach specifically asks to speak to/meet me) but this recruiting thing is all new that I thought i'd check. it all seems so cold war-ish, spy vs spy. I'm waiting for the coach to tell my son to leave a thumbdrive under a specific rock in the park.