Recently on Twitter, I saw an interesting question about college recruiting: When is it too late to market a student-athlete?
This is an excellent question!
I’ve seen high school GRADUATES secure a place to go to school and play their sport after graduation! Is that the ideal situation? Definitely not. Are your odds in that situation good? No, they are very, very, very slim. Most would say slim to none.
However, just because you didn’t get started with marketing yourself as a student-athlete as early as you should of (even if you’re downright late!), I don’t think you should just give up.
You have to realize, though, that you have a LOT of work cut out for you. Realize that it will NOT be an easy journey (heck most times it isn’t easy even when you do start early). But if continuing to play softball after high school is something that you really want to do, dig in and starting learning about all the things you can do to make that a reality.