The recruiting process is not fun
. If you're child is one of the rare, exceptional, best athlete in the state type talents, recruiting is a blast.
For the rest, it's flat out overwhelming.
I've been on all sides of it
. I was a recruit. I played two sports in college. I've been coaching and recruiting since 1992 and I'm a parent of two high school athletes. I've been there and done that (and actually still doing it
There are two inherent problems with the recruiting process...
...One is that the job is very hard for college coaches. There are hundreds of thousands of baseball players, yet each college program has only 2 or 3 coaches doing all the recruiting. The key becomes sorting through the noise.
It's like having job openings every year and getting thousands of resumes. How do you go about picking out who is most qualified?
...Two is that the information you get from your coaches, parents, friends, social media is incomplete. Or worse, wrong. Why? Because these people were not college coaches and recruiters and really don't know how it's done.
Besides being a college coach, I have been educating parents, athletes, high school coaches, counselors, and athletic directors since 1999 via my recruiting books and seminars/webinars.