I'm hoping to get some help from some members who may have been through this predicament.
Son is in his first year at a D1 school. He was recruited by many D1's and passed on some nice opportunities to go with his current school. Draft came and went without him getting drafted. He would have been a 6th rounder if he wanted to accept the money being offered, he turned it down due to the size of his scholarship. Jump ahead to March of this year....son is languishing on the bench behind JC college level pitchers that were brought in. The team barely is above .500 and the pitching is average at best. The pitching coach has turned out to be nothing more than a liar and son has about had it with this guy. Son has been told he would be starting a couple games and for whatever reason is told someone else would be starting with no kind of a reason for it.
I feel terrible because I told him he should go to school to get himself an education and to get better. He was an honor roll student in hs and is getting good grades at college. The problem is he really dislikes school and now can't stand to be around his pitching coach who he considers to be untrustworthy. I've done my best to try to have him keep his chin up and remind him that this is only a period that will end. Son has spoken to his advisor and I think is laying the ground work to bolt out of this situation.
With the rules the way they currently are is his only option to go to a JC so he can pitch next year?
I hate to see this happen and I wish I could let the coaches know what is about to be happening, but I refuse to get involved. Shoot, part of me thinks the kid might be making a good move. If a coaching staff brings you in with all kinds of scholarship money and then don't use you or will tell you why they aren't using you, why do you owe them any kind of an explanation?