I think one of the big things that people on this forum forget is that most of the more active posters on this forum that give a lot of the recruiting advice are parents of pitchers. Not all but a lot. Everyone knows that pitchers attract more attention and are able to get seen easier than your position players. If you have pitcher in your email title you are most likely going to get your email opened. I have seen mediocre pitching get looks and offers before above average position players. Bottom line is that we all know that it starts in the circle. So if you're kid is not a pitcher or a bonafide stud position player that Tim Walton is drooling over when they are 6th graders it may be in your best interest to hire a recruiting service. But be realistic with your options and your DD's potential. Like someone said earlier this lets you cast a wider net and possibly give you more options, or it may not. It's your decision. If choose a recruiting service, choose wisely.