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    https://www.facebook.com/NCSAsports/...4466146937967/

    This school verballed an eighth grader just last week and she isn't the only one they have done that with. So this rings hollow to me.

    Hey coach - they can't verbal if you don't offer.
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    A 2021 on the PA Chaos verballed to JMU. It's just a verbal. As a lawyer, get back to me when you have something in writing.

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    A player can verbal anytime that they want. It doesn't mean the university did much at all. I've told the story several times of the young lady in our area that "verballed" to U. of Texas. I don't think that they knew who she was. LOL
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    Here is a very typical scenario -

    Coach@BigNameU: We like what we see and can see you as a part of our program in the future. Keep up the work and at some point we can talk more.

    8thGradeStud: I am verballed to BigNameU!!!!
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    I know a girl that committed to an SEC school and is a 2021. Honestly she is a beast and even if she does not grow another inch she can physically compete with girls in the SEC and her talent level has always been ahead of the girls her age. She seems like a very low risk as would a 6' tall pitcher throwing smoke. I can't understand how some have committed that still have a lot of growing to do or are not just so amazing we all haven't heard of them.

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    Verbals aren’t legally binding, but in most cases players and coaches enter into them with the intent to follow through. Most of the early verbals I’ve seen have resulted in kids attending the schools they’ve committed to. It’s usually much more than a Dad just saying “my kid is verballed”.

    That doesn’t mean it’s smart or families should be na´ve enough to think once you’re verballed you’re in. Coaching, interests, abilities or goals can change a lot in five years. Enter at your own risk.
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    Coaches verbal players early because it is non-binding and if the player does not develop into what the coach wants they can lower the scholarship amount or pull it entirely. You would be amazed at how many players have their scholarships reduced right before they sign, and there are a lot of players who sign for little or no money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAD View Post
    Coaches verbal players early because it is non-binding and if the player does not develop into what the coach wants they can lower the scholarship amount or pull it entirely. You would be amazed at how many players have their scholarships reduced right before they sign, and there are a lot of players who sign for little or no money.
    What? But their parents always say they got full rides?
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    Just for the record my 11 yr old verbaled to Oregon the other evening. Now they never offered or know who she is, but she has verbally committed to play softball at Oregon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMS90 View Post
    Just for the record my 11 yr old verbaled to Oregon the other evening. Now they never offered or know who she is, but she has verbally committed to play softball at Oregon.
    Mine verballed like this in 8U so I've got you beat. Took her to her first college game at KSU, she's all in. lol

    Seriously though...I can see how it happens. For those with girls who've been through all this before, what do you suggest? What are the odds of waiting too long as opposed to committing too early?
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