Baseball Recruiting

Discussion in 'Baseball' started by Vol Horn 4 Life, Oct 29, 2019.

  1. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    I have a question for those of you more in the loop on scholarship offers. My daughter is "talking to" a guy who used to be a Texas baseball commit. Last year he got injured and the week he got his full medical release he got a call from the staff who said that they didn't think they would have a scholarship for him because of his injury. Before he got off the phone with him this kid decommitted and in my opinion is rightfully pissed because he had told them all along the doctors said he would make a full recovery. I have no idea what the injury was.

    During Mack's football coaching years he made it a point that if a kid is committed to Texas then Texas is committed to the kid, but I know not all coaches are that way. Would you consider it a dick move to pull an offer from a committed kid when he/she gets injured?

    He now has offers from several D-1 schools and hates Texas for this. He actually thinks he might get drafted out of HS, but I'm not sure if he's just a little full of himself. If this is how Pierce is handling recruiting, it worries me a bit about how he handles his day to day locker room issues.
     
  2. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Vol, with limited scholarships it is hard to hold all or a part of a non-football or basketball scholarship for a player who may or may not recover from an injury. Especially if they find the same skill in a "well" player. Very tough, but doctors have proven to be wrong.

    Mack (and I believe Herman) found/finds "medical" scholarship funds from some source to pay the kids way. These do not count against the 85 total. If the kid ends up well and can play the Medical goes away with the coach playing the scholarship number game. (I believe that this is what is happening behind the scenes with the Brown kid from Georgia.)
     
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  3. Phil Elliott

    Phil Elliott 2,500+ Posts

    Yeah you cannot compare football to baseball in this regard. FB gets 85 scholarships, baseball gets 11.
     
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  4. Dionysus

    Dionysus Cocky + Relaxed Admin

     
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  5. Handler

    Handler 100+ Posts

    Baseball gets **** on in every aspect by NCAA. Scholarships are fluid and the % constantly changes. I don't think they can go below 25% now which also hurts the teams. Think they can only have like 8 walk ons as well.
     
  6. Handler

    Handler 100+ Posts

    This class won't be #1 after draft unfortunately, but nice to get some PR...
     
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