But it’s different for every athlete. Personally I think travel ball is great but it’s not 100% that that’s getting you a scholarship. Our Athletes at Andrews play every sport. They don’t specialize in just one and after talking to different recruiters it was one of the most asked questions, do they play other sports. They tell you how important it is to see that. And I’m not being cold but how many kids have you seen that play travel ball of any sport but have not gained a thing but spend the family money doing it. My kids never played any type of travel ball, first I couldn’t afford it and second I feel if you work your butt off and stay in the gym you have just as good a chance as anyone. I know you won’t be seen but thankfully she had a good enough career to be seen. Even the coach from UNC stated it’s so hard to get around to seeing all the athletes they are interested in. But I would like to see every athlete that has the desire and talent to go on to have more help because a lot of schools don’t and a lot of parents don’t know where to startCongratulations you proved me wrong, see that wildcat when presented with facts I will admit I was wrong. Simply put though many in the SMC think they are good enough and even the few that are, are not willing to work hard enough. They blame the coaches, it is not their fault without the willingness to go and play travels sports, just playing for the high school team is not near enough to get them college looks. Hayesville is one of the few to actually produce several high level d2 and mid major d1 athletes and not they havent had there share of kids that dont finish. I am sure in the last 10 years they have the most kids who do finish at the college level. Common denominator of all of them is that they probably could have not even played for the high school team and still got where they wanted. High school coaches have very little to do with getting kids college looks at the 1a level with the exception being football. Even then its still important to go to camps and play on a 7-7 team.