I know I have covered a lot of material over the past month and sometimes it can be overwhelming. I also know there are people out there who might speak loudly but not have all of the facts of what really happens in the college recruiting world. Remember, you only go through this process one time and might not know all the "ins and outs" of the recruiting process but that's ok, you don't need to ... that's what I do. Make sure the people you are listening to and have in your corner have your best interest at the forefront because in the end, that is all that matters for you because they do not have to live with the decisions you make.
I want to give you a breakdown of what typically happens over the your next 3 months for a high school senior, so you can look ahead - I hope you find it helpful.
TIMING IS EVERYTHING
There are so many rules, restrictions and guidelines within the entire recruiting process and for a senior, knowing them is crucial. The phases provided below are estimations based on the hundreds of students I have worked with. Remember, every situation is different and things can change dramatically within a day or two. Check out the different paths players have gone to get to college
Just yesterday (August 4) I received a call from a current NCAA D1 head coach (who was just hired in July) and told me his current starting shortstop has decided not to return to that university leaving him with (literally) no shortstop. So on August 3rd this D1 college was recruiting that position one way and the very next day everything changed ... IMMEDI