If you are in the class of 2025 and a baseball student-athlete, August 1st marks a very exciting day in the recruiting world. This date allows NCAA Division I college coaches, to engage in recruiting discussions with student-athletes entering their Junior Year. This means that college coaches will be able to call, text, or email you directly regarding your recruiting process. Check out our blog post here to learn more about this recent rule change. It’s important to note that September 1st is when 2025 baseball student-athletes can start to engage in unofficial visits, official visits, and off-campus contact with Division I college coaches.

As exciting as this time can be, a lot of student-athletes tell us that they are unsure of what they should be doing on their end in the days leading up to August 1st. Here are 3 tips you should be taking in preparation for this important date on the recruiting calendar.

3 Steps to be Taking Before August 1st

  1. Update Your Profile – Have as much information filled out on your SportsRecruits profile as possible. College coaches are using SportsRecruits to find and evaluate student-athletes further. The more information you have the better. Start with the “Essentials” section to get moving in the right direction. This includes grad year, position, contact information, etc.
  2. Upload Recent Video – Video is the most requested piece of information from college coaches. You can have anything from highlight reels, skills videos, or raw footage. With your account, you are able to upload an unlimited amount of video. Remember, athletes with video on their profile are 11x more likely to receive views from college coaches. Take the time to go through video from this summer season to get added to your SportsRecruits profile.
  3. Message Coaches – Communicating with college coaches is the only way for them to find out who you are, and why you’re interested in their program. Send an introduction message to the schools on your favorites list letting them know who you are and why you are interested in their program. If you have already been in contact with schools, make sure you send them a message before August 1st letting them know how excited you are to continue your conversations.

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Mike Babich is a Senior Recruiting Analyst at SportsRecruits. Mike has experience in collegiate athletics as a former football student-athlete at Mount Ida College, as well as a Graduate Assistant and Assistant Football Coach at Long Island University. He also served in the role of an Admissions Counselor for two years at Molloy College in Rockville Centre, New York. He has a passion for helping student-athletes better navigate and understand the recruiting process.