It's been quite a while since I've been on this site as both boys are in college. Younger son wanted to try and walk on the D1 he's attending and, in reading this forum, I was gathering that it's just a check the box exercise to comply with the NCAA. Son forged ahead though, and found out that, yes, it was a 15 minute tryout. With no prior knowledge of my son, they paid no interest.
So that got him pretty hot and he decided to walk on to the football team this January, having last played in middle school. Of course he made it as a QB. Realized 3 weeks in though, that he doesn't LOVE football. So he's left the team and will be giving baseball one more try this fall.
This time a friend of ours who knows the coach will be helping set up a 1 on 1 tryout this summer. Then he at least gets a fair look.
So to all those who thought the journey was over if not recruited or playing JUCO, sometimes there remains a glimmer of hope.