Yesterday I had a Dad ask me an very interesting question--" My son is a junior in HS playing baseball. In terms of recruiting for college who should I get involved in the process at the HS level--the AD, coach or guidance counselor?" This a great question and one that more parents should get involved with.
Here are few personal experiences before I answer the question:
Positive: my son had an AD, Coach and Counselor that were superb--they could not do enough to help him
Negative: my stepson had an AD coach and counselor who told him he would never play college ball--he ended up i pitching D-III and then D-I
You need to know your AD, Coach and Counselor and how can they help you or hurt you. In my eyes if you are playing on a strong travel/showcase team outside of HS the counselor becomes the key element at the HS level. The Counselor is the one who sends out the transcripts. The Counselor is the one who expedites the Clearinghouse papers to the NCAA. If the AD and coach are in your corner as well then you are golden. In most cases with regard to the baseball field the travel/showcase team coach will be your main guy. The college coaches will want to talk to him during the summer and fall.
The bottom line is to have a strong team with no weak links