The subject truly is a question. My 2021 son did a winter indoor PG hitting league and met several kids from area schools, a few freshmen but mostly sophomores. And throughout this time several of the sophomores made announcements that they had "verbally committed" to school XYZ. Two of which verballed to two D1 schools. Now don't get me wrong the kids making these announcements are very solid hitters (can't speak to them as players overall) and would be an addition to any school.
But my son asked me what a verbal commitment meant and I really didn't have a good answer for him; so I thought I'd ask here.
I know all of these kids made visits to the schools they committed to, but official and unofficial. Which brings up another question on what an "unofficial" visit is.
Just trying to understand, so as my son progresses in his baseball career I somewhat understand the process.