I am very new (first post!) to the site, but have been to it many times doing research on Ivy League recruiting and needed requirements. Have looked at many great posts answering many questions, specially the posts by "fenwaysouth" which are very informative.
Having said my intro, here is what I am going through right now,,,Basic information first...My son is now a senior in HS (17 yrs old, 6" 1', 175 lbs SS switch hitter, still growing/late bloomer, no facial hair) and has been playing since he was 4 years old (church league and competitive from there on).
He has been followed by a lot of schools and has his preference on Ivy and Georgetown. He has official visits coming this month to Harvard, Cornell and Georgetown. His GPA is 3.9 (unweighted) with AP and Honors courses, he took the SAT last march as he calls it "as his baseline", which translates into: really did not study for it, and got a score of 1800 (could not finished 20% any of the sections). He is retaking it again in a month. I am not sure this score will enough to get in if, for some reason, can't get it higher. I have seen posts that mentioned...'well depends also if he is a stud, then the coach may push harder'...and don't know if works at Ivys. The coaches do like him a lot since he is a pretty good player (remember that you never hear a dad say that 'my son is ugly and stupid' ), but he is not bad, he is in the MLB scouting bureau prospect list, 6.6 runner, and professional scouts are even calling him. But don't know if can't get in "as is" unless he can be placed in the 'special' category if there is one. Problem is that Georgetown has a NLI and Ivys don't and it may come that time is the issue in the decision. He does not want to be left hanging after November passed the NLI date and then be turned down because of the score, He was told that Georgetown will take him as is.
Does anyone has a suggestion?...or an insight on the Ivys?...I know that if his score goes to 1950 he will be in, but would like to know more insight if there is any just in case.
Thanks to all.