In light of the recent recruiting rules, I ask at what age should a potential student athlete attend the college camp of their (potential) choice? For the record this is a Division 1 Big 10 school. I'm told that if DD is interested in playing for a specific college that she should attend their camps. The school is 3 hrs away.
For background, DD is a first year 14U (13 years old) and plays for a College Exposure 'A' level team, and has been playing A ball for numerous years. Her Org has a reputation for getting girls recruited. Her team will be in showcases this year. DD is a pitcher, currently the team #1 and was the #1 last year. She has decent defense, below average overhand arm speed, but accurate, above average pitching speed with good movement, and an average bat. Wife says to wait to attend next year while DD works to improve her game. She states there is no reason to get on the college's 'radar' as a average player, but better to get on the radar as a 'good' player next year. My take is to show interest early and let the college get acquainted with her and her abilities while she grows (she is very tall but thin) and improves.
DD has attended some camps already, albeit closer to home including a D1 school camp. So DD is familiar with the process, but it never hurts to get more reps IMO
Any advice? Do we go now or do we wait until next year?