KPB Recruiting 101

Step 8: What to Read and Research

The ‘Read This’ section of Step 8 aims to help you make an informed-decision. At this stage of the recruiting process, everything moves fast. Now is the time to pause and take a deep breath. The resources under ‘Read This’ for Step 8 will:

  • Help slow you down so you can make an informed and lasting decision
  • Help you compare scholarships and offers
  • Tell you about some of the things you can expect college coaches to do at this stage of recruitment, including giving you an offer deadline

And much more.

We’ve boiled the ‘Read This’ section down to the essentials, and these readings will help you in what can be a stressful and emotional time.  Step 8 is all about stripping away the emotion and looking at the cold, hard facts. The resources will help you make a decision that will improve your chances at finding a lasting fit.

In addition to the articles in ‘Read This’, you’ll want to completely understand what it means to make a commitment. Use the search tool in the upper right corner to answer questions you have. The Categories search tool in the side bar is another great way to explore Step 8 topics in depth.

These topics and keywords are particularly useful for Step 8: Decision-Making, Committing, Scholarships, Deadlines, Timeline, Offers, Timing

Wondering what you should do during each year of high school to make sure you are on track to play college baseball? Visit the KPB yearly page for your grade and printable annual checklists that we have compiled to keep you on track for college baseball!

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