I have signed national LOI with NCAA Div 1 school. I am a Right hand pitcher. I missed pitching almost about 6 weeks due to a minor injury. while I played DH and 1B waiting for MRI and ortho to clear me to pitch again. Informed the college pitching coach from day 1 about the issue and progress.
The injury turned out to be mild bursitis and not a major one. returned back to pitching. Velocity is still the same FB 91. operating at 89-91 range.
The Head coach called me last week and wants to release due to health reasons. Now I have missed deadlines for many colleges that I would go for. I finished in top 20 of the school. graduated with AICE and AP with 3.8 GPA and 4.8 HPA. (30 ACT). All of a sudden, I am looking at either a gap year or playing for JUCO.
We have sent the MRI results to the school. Still did not hear from them. They orally said look for other options. But have not released formally.
I had 6 other Div1 offers much better in terms of money. A couple with 100%. I did not take the other offers since I liked this pitching coach and wanted to play for a school ranked high in academics as well of athletics.
I need some advice and suggestions pros and cons of JUCO/ gap year.
I am form Florida, Palm beach county