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    Baseball recruiting question.

    I am 14 and am in the 8th grade.
    I go to Paducah Middle and played JV ball last year for Tilghman. I have been told that I may pitch for varsity next year. In middle school ball i pitched from regulation distance and did fairly well. I hit at about .350. How much of a chance would i have of getting recruited if I continue to improve coming out of a school like TIlghman?
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    The school is not the most important factor. Just keep getting better on the baseball diamond and in the classroom and you will have opportunities to compete in college. If it has to be close to home, your chances will be reduced. If it has to be a DI university, your chances will also be reduced.

    Best thing to hope for is a high 80's fastball, a 4.0 GPA and a 25+ ACT. Do your best to make those things happen, make sure you let college coaches know about them, and the high school will NOT matter.

    Have you ever heard of Pendleton County HS? I helped a player there get 75% scholarship to play DII baseball in New Jersey. It's all about choices. Do everything you can to make sure you have as many as possible.

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    Hey pthsfan, NSR is right. Just keep working hard on the field and in the classroom. The fact you were playing JV ball as a 7th grader is a good sign, and the better competition you can face, the better off you'll be. Keep playing a lot of baseball, including summer ball. You've got a while before you have to worry about college, but like NSR said, if you are willing to work hard enough, there is a place on a college team for you. Good luck to ya!

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    Do Pitchers get recrutied more than postion players??

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    This year so far I have maintained a 3.4 or somewhere around that. I took the ACT last year as a part of the Duke talent search program. I scored a 17 on it.

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    YES!!!

    In order (generally)...

    1) Pitchers
    2) Catchers
    3) Shortstops (& Middle infielders)
    4) Outfielders
    5) Corners

    But it's not the end of the world for position players. There are over 1200 4-year colleges with baseball programs who need GOOD players.

    Softball is just like baseball, and one of my softball players - who plays 1B - signed early for a full-ride with a DI school in Michigan. There are opportunities; you just need to find them!

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    What DI schools are big baseball schools?
    DII???

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    In my opinion, most DI schools are big baseball programs. You don't just wake up and play DI anything. Check www.ncaa.org for more information.

    For DII, there is a VERY tough conference in Florida called the Sunshine State conference. Very good baseball.

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    I realize it isnt easy to make DI. Thanks for the link.

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    The most important things are to keep improving, all the time make sure that you don't allow your grades to begin to slip. You could be the best player ever, but you have to have the grades in order to be allowed to play, so make sure you don't devote all your time to baseball, and keep those grades up...

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