There is so much experience here on these boards, I just wanted to see what people thought who have gone through the process before.
My 2015 LHP has a 4.35 weighted and a 4.O unweighted GPA. He just took the SAT in January and scored a 1900, and he is going to retake it in May of this year. So far he's taken 5 AP classes and gotten all As, plus he has passed all his AP exams with 4s. He class rank is 43/570 or top 7.5%.
All that being said, his goal is to go to an academic school and hopefully still be able to play baseball..He's plays on a top SoCal HS team that has won league the last two years. The top pitcher this year is committed to UCLA next year, plus one is at CSLB and a 2015 SS going to USC, so it's a competitive program. He's pitches in a relief role and will likely get about somewhere btw 8-12 innings this Spring. He will pitch in a lot of tournaments with the HS team this summer and next fall and we'll see how it shapes up for his senior year. He doesn't throw hard (76 mph as a Junior), but has good off-speed pitches and good command of the strike zone. His career ERA as a relief pitcher is under 2.0, but as always, doesn't always pass the eye test (he's only 5'10 and 150).
So that's where he is at.... we are trying to do something this summer (get him to a camp) to get him in front of some D3 college coaches that would like his academics, and may need a lefty arm. My questions are: I'm assuming his grades are fine for camps like Headfirst or Stanford, but since he isn't throwing 85-90, am I just waisting money and time, attending one of those? and if so, are there better ways to go? Any feedback would be great...thanks!