Originally Posted by Chemist
Yes, he has to first get committed to a college and the college coach can easily say no. If he could not further improve his game in a year or so, playing the Future qualification would also be a waste of time for him. In addition, my son will likely have better experience in the Futures after he becomes stronger and finishes his college. Being a tennis pro is never a part of his/our career planning.
Real tricky navigation for you, I think. It would be like, "Thanks Coach for getting me early admission to [fill in your Ivy]. Can I play overseas for 6 months and enroll in your school and join your team in January?"
If this is what a recruit wants to do, I think he/she should get out in front, lay the the cards face up on the table, and disclose it during the recruiting process to see what the coach thinks.
If the coach is positive or negative about it, wouldn't both sides want to know then, is my question