My S recently got an oral offer from one of his dream D1 schools and immediately committed to the coach, considering he's still sophomore, is it too rushed to commit at this time? i saw many kids here seem to make the final decision after receiving multiple offers. we are really newbie for such athlete recruiting process, not sure how powerful the oral offer could be, after all it's not written contract. anything could happen in the next two years.
1) What if the coach leaves school , will the offer still be effective?
2) Should my S still follow the regular application procedure to apply this school during the senior year? or will the coach mainly communicate with admission office?
3) My S did ask the academic requirements during school visit, the coach said the higher GPA the better and didn't specifically explained the minimum requirement. should we just use the school's general admission requirement as the reference? i couldn't find any academic requirements for student-athlete.
the reason why i asked because there're already several kids at my S's club got the offer pulled back due to academic reasons.