I have posted a few times before about S22. I hope someone can offer some advice on a PG year for him. He is flying under the radar at public school... not doing so poorly as to garner attention, but not putting in much effort, either. He has a 3.38 weighted and without extracurriculars, his unweighted is probably around a 3.0. He wants to go to college, but I’m concerned he doesn’t have the skills (organization, focus, writing) to succeed. I have implored him to consider a re-class for his junior year but he absolutely won’t leave his public school.
ALSO, he is an outstanding soccer goalie and wants to continue playing. I’m guessing any coach would love to have him on their team. He will probably be 6’4” by Fall 2022. He isn’t convinced, however, that he wants to play in college. (I hope he changes his mind on that, but we’ll see.)
Would a PG year be valuable and worthwhile for an additional year of academic maturity — not so much fur soccer, although he will play and can play at a high level? I don’t care if he goes to a top college (I know that ship has sailed haha), I just want him to have the tools to succeed and I don’t see that he’s headed in that direction. The schools I’m looking at are $60k+, so I want some assurance that they will help him learn how to write a solid paper, approach teachers for help, think critically and participate in discussions. Is the eight short months he’ll spend there really going to help him academically or is it simply intended to assist with recruiting and get more film, and then the jocks just goof off in the classroom... I don’t know! Help!