Just another reminder to our younger players and parents. Good grades in high school are so important these days to a baseball recruit! I keep running across guys this season that would make great college players but are not getting the recruiting opportunities because of grades.
The reality is that coaches are not willing to gamble with their baseball money if grades are in question. With adding the new NCAA rule that will rate & penalize schools by their graduation rates, offers of baseball scholarship $'s will become much more rare. Having good grades really opens up your recruiting opportunities.
So parents, IMO, remember to take a look at the whole picture and consider spending some of those baseball lesson $'s on academic tutors as well to give your player his best chance at playing at the next level come senior year.