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Recruiting Essentials

The Recruiting Essentials blog is PBR Plus subscriber-only content that explores how the college baseball recruiting process works  – from the first interaction with a college coach until a student-athlete steps on campus.

Our target audience includes high school baseball players that strive to play baseball at the next level, their families, coaches, as well as anyone with an interest in learning more about the college baseball recruiting process

Our main emphasis will be information related to NCAA Division I recruiting and eligibility rules as these are the most complex and having an understanding of these first will make learning how the other levels work much easier.

In addition to features on recruiting and eligibility rules we will also be posting content that take a close look at college baseball recruiting from a real world perspective in analysis, quick tip, Q & A and mailbag articles.

Topics we will cover:

  • NCAA, NJCAA and NAIA recruiting and eligibility rules
  • How to write a letter/e-mail to a college coach
  • College visits
  • In depth look at athletic scholarships and percentages
  • Academic scholarships and need-based aid
  • NCAA, NJCAA and NAIA rules specific to baseball – roster size, scholarship slots, walk-ons, etc
  • Transfer issues - 2-4, 4-4, 4-2-4
  • Q & A and Mailbag – answers to questions from prospects and parents

ABOUT BRANDON HALL

Prior to becoming the PBR North Carolina Scouting Director, Hall spent 18 years coaching at the Division I level in North Carolina. Raised in Raleigh, Hall coached 14 years at UNC Charlotte, including seven years as associate head coach and 11 seasons as the recruiting coordinator. Prior to joining the coaching staff at Charlotte, Hall spent four seasons as an assistant coach at his alma mater, UNC Wilmington, where he also worked with the pitchers. In his 18 seasons as an assistant at the two schools, Hall's teams have won eight regular-season championships and seven of his pitching staffs have been ranked nationally in ERA, including the top spot in the nation in 2007 (at 2.64).