I am a 2005 graduate and look around on college rosters that I would like to someday attend. I have a college planner (not guidance counseler and not affiliated with my school) who is very knowledgeable and created a list for me of schools that would fit me academically and personally. This list does not necessarily include schools I would start at for baseball right away.
Nevertheless I was looking at Richmond's and Wake's roster with my father and he said, "look, no 5'9" kids on that team, only 5'10" therefore you shouldn't really consider this school as much." He says that schools like these put more emphasis on height and more than likely the coach doesn't like to recruit kids who are smaller yet might be just as good. He wasn't telling me to completely rule the school out but he was telling me that I shouldn't think I have a good chance at it.
My question is, If you are good enough and show interest in the school and put yourself on the market (showcases, major tourneys etc.. ) for them to see you, will they rule you out because of your size?
My thoughts are that there just arn't alot of good smaller players so every DI school might not have a 5'8" - 5'9" guy. But I do also agree with my dad that some school are descriminant and will rather have someone bigger than an equally as good and maybe smarter player who is a bit shorter. What are your opinions and should I still pursue it. I do, however, have smaller safety schools on the list where I know I can start freshman or sophomore year. So I don't just have my head in the sky.