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Recruiting 101

-Recruiting 101-

Your Guide Through the Recruiting Process!

recruiting101-logo.jpgAre you finding the recruiting process tiring, confusing or intimidating? Most players and parents do. You owe it to your son and his future to educate yourself from start to finish on the recruiting game. Have you considered the following:

-How can I best promote my son?

-What are college coaches actually looking for in a prospect?

-How does scholarship money get distributed throughout a team?

-What kinds of financial aid may be available for my son?

-How do I know if a school is sincerely interested in my son?

-What should my son look for in a school, baseball program and coach?

-What is the difference between a junior college versus a four-year school? 

-How do I handle my options as the MLB draft approaches?

-What kinds of questions should I ask on a college visit?

-What are the rules that players and coaches must abide by?

-What does a verbal commitment really mean?

-What are the advantages/disadvantages to my son signing a letter of intent during the early signing period?

smithwicka-head08.jpgThese are just a few of the questions that people often ponder while having to make one of life’s most challenging decisions. Our staff has quite a few years of experience as a college recruiting coordinator, and on the other side of these question marks. Diamond Prospects’ Austin Alexander (pictured at top), Austin Smithwick (left 1) perryt-head08.jpgand Tim Perry (left 2) and have spoken with hundreds of families who admit that their knowledge of the business does not allow them to properly advise their own son.

Allow us to assist you during this critical time in his life!

We are willing to sit down with you and your son to comb over the process while also providing as much information for you as we can on the colleges that he may be considering. We prefer to conduct these meetings over the phone but will also counsel in person. Please refer to the options you have below.

If you are interested, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we can set up a time and date to talk. Remember, this time only rolls around once for your son, let us help you!

Counseling Options

Phone Counsel: $125 per hour. Description: Phone conversation with us. We will go over the recruiting process, offer useful advice and answer any questions or concerns you may have. You will be emailed an informative package to recap the process.

In Person: $150 + $0.50 per mile (round trip). Description: We will come to your home or choice of meeting place to speak with the family and player. We will go over the recruiting process, offer useful advice and answer any questions or concerns you may have. You will be left with an informative package to recap the process.

Seminar: Price is negotiable. Description: We come to your high school or choice of meeting place to speak with a group of families. We will go over the recruiting process, offer useful advice and answer any questions or concerns you may have. You will be left with an informative package to recap the process.

Note: We will also be available to speak with you after Diamond Prospects events or following games we attend.