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How are HBCU baseball teams structured and what's the recruitment process like?

Hey gang, junior here who's pretty invested in baseball. I’ve been considering going to an HBCU and was curious if anyone knows what the baseball scene is like at these schools. How's the recruitment process? Are there tryouts, scholarships, or walk-on opportunities? I'd really appreciate some firsthand accounts or tips on how to get recruited by an HBCU baseball team.

7 months ago

Hey there! My son went through the recruitment process not too long ago, although not at an HBCU, but I can share some insights that are generally applicable. Typically, the structure for baseball teams, including at HBCUs, involves a mix of recruited players and walk-ons. Recruitment often starts early; coaches may begin watching potential players as soon as their sophomore or junior year of high school.

For scholarship opportunities, it's essential to be proactive: compile a highlight reel, keep your stats updated, and reach out to coaches with your interest and achievements. Many teams also hold tryouts, which can be a pathway for walk-on players. To increase your chances, participating in summer camps or showcases where these coaches are present can be incredibly beneficial.

Make sure to focus on your grades too, as academic eligibility is part of the recruitment process. Reaching out directly to the coaches at the HBCUs you're interested in and demonstrating your interest and passion for the sport is a great first step. Best of luck, and I hope you land a spot on a team that's a great fit for you!

7 months ago

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