I’m going to try and put this in perspective from your parent’s point of view.
Your earning capacity going into adulthood is a short lived one at the outset. You either get it or you don’t. There’s no happy medium. What am I talking about? I’m talking about getting that first job right out of college that puts a stake in the ground and marks the starting point and reference for money that you’re starting off with - which by the way will be the best or worse point to negotiate future jobs and salaries thereafter. Your choice of college, your subjects (major) and the marks that you acquire will be the test of your attention span and competency index for everyone and anyone that you interview with. Spread that attention span out with playing baseball, and you’re risking a lower watermark for others in the job market to value you at.
If you’re going to college because you’re trying to literally “find yourself,” go looking elsewhere where it’s cheaper. Say, at Burger Doddle where “do you want fries with that?” will be the biggest test of your memory and personality skills.
Look at it this way - work two or three part time jobs to pay for this college experience, get about four to five hours of sleep every night, be almost broke on every weekend, no car, no clothes of any fashion to speak of, a college meal plant that is no meal plan at all, and you’ll soon find baseball to be a vacuum - it sucks!
If you really have the talent to play ball and make it pay for college - that’s different. If not - stick to the reason for college - making money. As much money as you can get your hands on. The perks that come with a college degree that’s worth something ($) are the corner office, great car, a nice home, a place in the Hamptons, and of course… let’s not forget the babes!
It’s up to you to get it right the first time… there is no second chance after high school.
( Did I mention the babes?)