With the Sept 1st date approaching quickly, I thought I'd ask, especially to those with 2018-2020 graduates:

How much contact, emails, texts etc did your son receive on or shortly after Sept 1st from coaches?   Follow up question:  what percentage of it was mere camp invites vs "real" interest?

 

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The sense I get, plus a discussion on a thread from a few weeks ago, is that 9/1 isn't some monumental threshold.  If your son was a top tier prospect then he's already being talked to via coaches, travel team, etc.  If not, more likely than not the Earth wont move on 9/1, there will just be a bit more open correspondence about being on radars, keeping in touch, etc. 

roothog66 posted:

2018. Underwhelming. I believe he got calls from three schools that morning and five or six texts, but no rush of calls and schools we were already in contact with didn't treat the day as anything special.

The calls & texts from schools he had never been in touch with before?  What kind of follow up was there?  (Scouting him at games?  Invites to camps?)

I find the topic fascinating because every single recruiting journey, it seems, is a little different.

He was already committed at that point and he received a camp invite from the school he was committed to as well as a ton of other random schools he was apparently on the email list for. I would say that if schools aren't talking to him yet then he is probably a guy who more likely than not will be getting the majority of his looks and interest next summer. 

The Sept 1 date is more of a formality for the NCAA to say it has rules in place. Football, basketball, etc all have kids committing at the signing day table in their senior year. Baseball is a sport where a ton of kids commit early (pre summer heading into senior year), yet nobody gets busted for breaking the rules. Which tells me that nobody really cares about the Sept 1 date or the NCAA can't prove anything so coaches do it anyway. I'm sure there are a few coaches who go by the book, but there is a reason the top players in the country are committed - if they wait somebody else will take them. 

3and2Fastball posted:
roothog66 posted:

2018. Underwhelming. I believe he got calls from three schools that morning and five or six texts, but no rush of calls and schools we were already in contact with didn't treat the day as anything special.

The calls & texts from schools he had never been in touch with before?  What kind of follow up was there?  (Scouting him at games?  Invites to camps?)

I find the topic fascinating because every single recruiting journey, it seems, is a little different.

The calls were all from schools he had not been in touch with - Duke, College of Charleston, and Utah. They all continued to recruit him and at least two of the three showed up at events and talked scholarship. I don't remember any inviting him to camps. As to the new schools that texted, I think Western Kentucky and Lipscomb were the only two that we had any further dealings with - visited both. I honestly don't even remember what the other schools were.

My 2019 OF  (September 1 of Junior HS Year) received a few e-mails advising him that he was being "recruited." All 3 schools he had prior contact with. No phone calls or text messages for him. Basically, the Sept 1 date was a dud.

His phone/e-mail didn't go crazy with coaches contacting until after his area code tryout 10 months later. As we left the field in Santa Barbara and were driving home, he received multiple text messages, 3 direct phone calls, and later on some e-mails. September 1 is worth waiting for for some who will get a lot of activity. If you don't, I wouldn't be that concerned - just stay proactive.  

Maybe I’m slow but here’s something I’m not quite getting...

9/1 is the day that D1 can officially contact recruits, yet there a “quiet period” until 9/12.  If that’s the case, is the date really 9/12? (This feels like one of those HS calc questions I couldn’t ever solve). 

Wechson posted:

Maybe I’m slow but here’s something I’m not quite getting...

9/1 is the day that D1 can officially contact recruits, yet there a “quiet period” until 9/12.  If that’s the case, is the date really 9/12? (This feels like one of those HS calc questions I couldn’t ever solve). 

Quiet Period just means that coaches can't meet or evaluate you off-campus. On-campus visits, emails, phone calls, texts... all allowed.

Wechson posted:

Thx for clarification @MidAtlanticDad.  I guess like the quiet cars on the train, the word “quiet” is open to interpretation! (Northeast corridor reference). 

The "Recruiting Guide" dictates all the different types of contact allowed for the different high school classes.
The "Recruiting Calendar" is the same for all recruits, regardless of high school class. I think the calendar is more for the coaches, to give them some agreed upon time off from recruiting.
The Guide rules come first, then the Calendar. It's a confusing system.

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