New poster here but have been lurking for a while. Thank you to all who are active and provide tons of insights to those like me.
I have a 2022 who loves to catch and can play anywhere but MI. He has done one PBR here locally. He is a bigger kid who has some power and have heard from more than one baseball person that he has D1 potential (whatever that means). He is flexible and athletic at 6'3" 185 and is getting measurably faster and stronger now that he is working with a strength and conditioning person here. They are doing a lot of baseball specific movements and are also tracking diet so this should be a big offseason of growth for him. I would be surprised if by the spring he did not have an exit velo in the mid 90's, a 75+ positional velo, pop time in the 2.10 area, and run a 7.2 or better. I am basing those #s off of his measurements from his one PBR and some additional testing post PBR.
Reading all of the posts here present and past and sort of feeling behind on the recruiting/showcase piece as he is a Minnesota kid. I see on PBR/PG that there are already 45+ catchers committed...I am sure that there are more that are unknown. I am not freaking out but just want to do the things I can to put him in a position to be seen. My kid has the ability to do the HA route with his current course load and testing compared to his HA sister. When narrowing the schools down that are HA and average D1 there are a bunch of C spots "committed". Schools like Virginia, Rice, Michigan, Indiana, UNC, Texas, and others.
1. Is there any recommended ways to get on the radar of places that he might want to play at starting this fall/winter/spring or do you just wait until next summer with Headfirst, AZ senior fall classic, and other previously written about camps?
2. I saw the Duke prospect camp while surfing around...it says previous camps have included coaches from the following schools: Harvard, Dartmouth, Columbia, etc. Any feedback on that camp or others like it? Any other recommended winter camps/showcases?
3. Should one consider attending a PBR in a southern locale or attend something else?
Sorry, its uncharted territory for us. I have a 2020 daughter who is a D1 committed to a higher academic HockeyEast school. I have the women's hockey world fairly figured out but baseball is a much larger and unknown to me. Thank you all in advance...