Son is a 2024 RHP. Had a summer good enough to gather some high level D1 follows and lots of camp invites. Sat 86-88mph in games but recently penned a 91(via Trackman) with 2500+ spin rate. Jumped 7mph in a year. His coaches generally agree he will throw 95+ just by growing and getting stronger. 6'1"/175lbs now.
However, only one school, a mid-major, has reached out, via his HS coach. They've offered him 50%, with high likelihood of another 30-40% coming from academics (he's a great student).
I know the portal is jammed with players and any D1 slot is a good slot, so we are extremely grateful.
But I have a few questions:
- is it normal for only one school to be interested in a player? Cant help but feel that something is missing. How can one school be so interested and no one else is?
- should we hire a consultant to help market him? He's DMed video of his recent pen to 6-7 other schools but has not heard back. Most were mid-majors, just a couple P5's.
- I believe 50% is a good offer for a PO, can anyone confirm?
He likes the school but isn't sure if he'll gel with the HC, who is a bit old school. They have a very good track record of developing pitchers, up to the MLB level.
Thanks so much HSBBW!