With the recruiting process starting earlier and earlier, it seems that at some point in time you'll have a "You know, I can't play softball for X University, looks like its time to cross them off my list," moment. This I guess could come from going to their camp and feeling out of place, or maybe meeting the coach and not liking them.
This website, Robocoach: Verbal Commitments/Signees by Team - has lists of all of the verbal commitments to D1 schools. The players' names are color coded by graduation year. Schools like Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona, ASU, etc. already have multiple 2014s verballed and some even have a handful of 2015s verballed.
My question is: If you are a 2014 who is interested in a school that (according to this website) has already committed multiple 2014s, should you still pursue the school? OR, is that a sign that you're too late, and that the school would not consider you because they have already got their players from that grade? I mean, if you are a 2012 who has not yet committed, then you are in a different situation. But for a 2014, who is possibly just starting their first year of showcase, is it too late for those schools?
Tell me what you think!