Prep Baseball Report

Uncommitted Seniors - What's Next

Brandon Hall
North Carolina Director of Scouting

As we near the end of October and the fall season, many players in the Senior class are working to firm up their college plans.  This can be a stressful time as teammates may have made their commitments, the early signing period is approaching, and Division I coaches will not be on the road until March 1st as their Dead Period approaches.  Seniors that are still working their recruiting process should know and understand that there are still a lot of college baseball players around them that have yet to commit.  College coaches are still working to finalize their rosters for the next fall.

In late-August, Recruiting Essentials looked at some commitment trends, comparing the current high school players to their peers in the 2017 class.  The commitment trends article will run again around the early signing period.  The plan behind the articles is to give players, and their families, a clear look at the real timeline facing baseball recruits.  In the state of North Carolina, in the 2017 class, PBR tracked 337 players that committed to play college baseball.  To date, in the 2017 class, in North Carolina, 173 players have committed to the school of their choice.  This means that based on those numbers, approximately 50% of the players in the 2018 class, that will receive an opportunity to commit, have yet to commit.  The question is, what should these players be doing now…

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