Hope you are doing well, I have come across this forum to promote my site http://pitcheronly.com . And I came across this message board, read your story and thought I’d share a few things with you. I am a former minor league pitcher who has been coaching for the past 3 years now (high school and college). But I thought I’d provide you with some truth in how to best get recruited. When I recruited players and like many other of my colleagues, we were very particular about who we signed. The first thing we looked at was never velo, while it definitely would get our attention, all coaches want a kid with high character. Secondly, most schools will not recruit you or can’t recruit you until your junior year. The kids who commit to Major D1 schools, are only verbally committing. They cannot sign officially until their senior year. I saw you mentioned playing on a travel team, if it’s not a really well known showcase team, I wouldn’t recommend it if you’re trying to get seen. My best advice, work on you and go to individual showcase camps, these are typically one day camps where you may pay a 50 to 100 dollar registration fee and you will go through a pro style workout. It was at these camps I found most of my players, if I didn’t offer them on the spot, I bookmarked them and followed their seasons, talked to their coaches, etc. until I was ready to make a decision. Emailing coaches can be a good method if it includes video, but understand the coaches get hundreds of emails a day from players (very irritating at times) but coaches will roam through them just in case, because recruiting also cost a lot from travel expenses to hotel expenses and so those emails can cut down on a lot of that. Also don’t expect many scouts to show up during your high school season, remember college seasons are in the spring too. After reading a few of your post though I believe you’re head is in the right area. Keep pushing for your goals, God has a plan for everyone. I came from a town of about 15,000 people in high school and made it to the pros after moving and playing at a small town D2 school. Came out of high school throwing 83-85, left college throwing 93-95 at 6’1" 185. Just know you can’t control the future you just got to set yourself up to succeed and the rest will fall into place. Hope this helps! Good luck moving forward!