Looking for some advice to guide in a decision making process. My son is a rising senior, OF/RHP. He has one solid offer from a D2 and has strong feelers, including requests for campus visits that are clearly not camp pitches, from four or five other schools, including a couple of lower level D1's. For this fall, we are looking at two options. Option 1, he stays with his travel team, which is one of the bigger names in travel ball. But they are talking about using him just as a pitcher, and a significant amount of his attention comes from his bat and outfield play. They have told us a couple of the school that have reached out to them like him more as a pitcher though, so they are funneling him that way. The schedule for the fall would take him to at least three of the schools that have expressed interest in him and requested visits.
Option 2 - He wants to play with his high school team in the fall. They made a nice run into regionals last year before losing on a controversial call. He wants to go to states for his senior year, and sees this as an opportunity to build team chemistry and make that run more likely. We would supplement his school team with camp trips and visits on our own to the schools that have expressed interest.
I am torn. On the one hand, I like having the name and reputation of the travel team behind him, and we know they have already talked to several schools on his behalf. But he doesn't want to give up outfield and hitting yet. He was all-conference as an outfielder and hit a legit .400 as a junior, so I see his point.
So, with that amount of info (and happy to provide more on request), what advise to you have? Thanks in advance for taking the time to read this and respond!