My son just signed up for a Friday campus tour at one of his top choice schools, which has been sending him gobs of advertising based on his PSAT scores. Before he signed up, we checked to make sure there is a home soccer game that weekend, and there is one on that Saturday.
My advice to him is to call the coach and ask to set up an on-campus meeting and get some free tickets to the game. I told him if he couldn't get through, he should call the assistant, and then the athletic department.
But I am wondering, since he is a 2015 and the visit is in October, should he just wait until September 1st and email instead? Would any coach consider an email lack of interest and prefer a phone call?
Since this is one of only two campus tours, I expect he will be with other recruits and there will be some activities.
Does the plan sound correct, and what can he expect / hope to have on his schedule for the unofficial visit?
If it matters, it is a D1 school that is in the top 75 of the NCAA rankings.
And one other thing - he has four other schools off-hand that he'd like to visit and see a home game for. Is that too many? One is close, one is 2 hours away, and two are five hours away.