Congratulations on your decision to keep playing baseball! Many recruits make the mistake of thinking that their commitment marks the end of the recruiting process. This couldn’t be farther from the truth! Your commitment marks the beginning of the journey, not the end, and it’s important you think of it in that way. As you can see by browsing the rest of the Step 10 page, there is a lot left to do! In Step 10 you will:
- Learn what you need to stay eligibility, get admitted into school, and maintain your academic success
- Learn about the many pre-enrollment responsibilities that come with being a collegiate student-athlete
- Learn about your financial obligations and resources that can help you make college more affordable
- Learn about what it takes to show up to campus in shape and ready to compete for a job
If it sounds like you still have a lot to do, it’s because you do! First and foremost is making sure you know exactly what you need to do from an academics and eligibility standpoint. Take care of business here. You don’t want all your hard work to fall apart at the last minute because you decided to slack off in the classroom. Next, you should keep your focus where it has been all along, your development. Don’t be one of the foolish recruits who underestimate college baseball. No matter who you are or where you are going, you are a newcomer and underdog who will have to compete like crazy for playing time with established players. Whether coaches have promised you playing time as a freshman or not is irrelevant when you set foot on campus. Show up prepared and ready to go and follow Step 10’s resources carefully so you have the best chance for success at the college level and beyond.
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