Do you know how many people don't realize that? Many.
How many times have we heard from someone here, they can't understand how so and so player got an offer when their son had better stats? Or the coach came to watch their son and they never heard from him again after their son did so well.
Or that's my sons favorite school, he wants to play there. Meanwhile the player doesn't have the skills for that level, probably wasting time for the phone to ring.
Another thing, how can a young HS player, never played a day in varsity or took a test, contact a program telling the coach he is interested in the program and not mention one word about grades?
Yes it happens folks. And also, coaches know who writes the emails, parent or player!
Remember, the coach recruits the player.
Yes, I think they ask for a copy of my son’s transcripts on the first call. That said he only had sophomore year. I guess they can get an idea by his choice of classes and grades but there are no guarantees.