I am new to this forum and very appreciative to have found it. My son is a 2020 and will be our first to go through the recruiting process. Both his mother and I played collegiate sports but that was too long ago and it appears the recruiting process has evolved over the years. My question is this; If coaches are not allowed to contact players how are they entering into a verbal commitment with Freshman, Sophomores etc? Do the players initiate and make all of the contact? My son is outgoing for his age but I cannot see him networking and making strategic decisions on who to contact and when and manage all that goes along with this type of negotiation. Are the parents expected to contact the coaches initially and vet out the situation then have the player do the rest? I do not want to come across as one of "those" parents to a coach but I also don't want my son left behind.
I do realize he has time, just want to get a plan together to help him through the process. I am certainly not pushing him to try to get a commitment now nor do I think he is in any way ready to make a decision as to where he would like to go to college. He is still in the stage that if you ask him where he would like to go the four teams he mentions just happen to be the last four teams in the CWS.
Thanks in advance for the information and I appreciate all of the information that is on this forum.