What baseball player wouldn't welcome the opportunity to become more mature, be able to build upon his academic performance, and have a chance to bolster his overall athletic skill set?
Those are just some of the advantages for student-athletes who choose to reclassify while enrolled at a preparatory school.
It is becoming more commonplace these days for prep school-aged students, and their families, to make a collaborated decision to reclassify as a way of heightening overall academic and physical development, while increasing the chances to attend a major college or university and perhaps earn an athletic scholarship.
From a baseball perspective, a majority of programs throughout New England have a number of reclassified players on their returning 2021 rosters. In a recent poll taken, the average percentage of reclassified student-athletes participating in New England prep school baseball programs is between 35-50 percent, with some schools conceding higher averages.