Needs Based Recruiting

By: Andy Partin

College baseball coaches recruit on a need basis. With the roster and scholarship limitations college baseball programs have they can’t sign a recruit at every position each year. They identify what areas they need to improve on and recruit accordingly.

Something many talented players and their parents don’t understand is just because you are the best catcher in the state of Florida and you’ve always dreamed of going to the University of Florida; but they have 2 young catchers in their program the chances of you getting a scholarship offer is pretty slim. It’s not that they don’t like you, they just don’t have a need for you.

Find out what different college programs need in your recruiting class. If your skills meet their needs there is a chance you may get an offer. If there is no need for you at a certain school then spend your time looking at schools with a need for you.