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Pro questionaires?
Basically want to get an idea of how signable you might be (and how willing to give up going to college), how many kids you might have to put through college.

College questionaires?
About the same idea, can this player afford to come here, how much may it take him to come here if we really want him and how many others might haver to be put through college.

Not necessarily gold digging just getting more educated about the player.
Last edited by TPM
In addition to TPM's points, some admissions offices give special consideration to "legacy" applications. If older siblings have attended, for example, it can work to the younger brother's advantage at times.

Broadly speaking, with only 11.7 scholarships (IF fully funded) to divide among some 35 roster spots (all of whom have to pass muster with the admissions office), Division I coaches are looking for all the insight they can gain to help them make the best possible choices as they recruit.
If they know occupation\income level, coaches can get a good feel if you may be an financial aid player, thereby not costing any scholarship money. Same with grades. They not only want to know if your can get in, but may be in line for an academic scholarship. Think of it this way. I know player A will get 75% financial aid, deduced by income and a trip to the fin aid office. That gives me a spot to start if i want to recruit him. I know that if I offer 50%, player will be happy, but will end up taking fin aid in the long run, so I look like a great guy, and i still have that athletic $ available. It is just a tool to help the coaches stretch their scholarship dollars, like some state schools sticking with in state students because of state programs like bright futures and the like. Our son had quite a few offers as a pitcher, and several of them were very close to his fin aid $. Just my thoughts on the subject.
I think common sense would tell you the "needs" of the player do factor in when the offer is made. One college recruiting coordinator, in a phone conversation with my son, asked if his parents had saved money for his college education. My son turned holding his hand over the phone and said: "Dad, the coach just asked me if y'all have saved money for my college education". I told him to tell the coach it wasn't any of his (expletive) business. They made a nice offer the next week ... son refused the offer.

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