With an impressive playing career as a 5-year starter at Elon University, Garrett Stonehouse brings a wealth of knowledge and experience about the college game to Team CSA. He shares what inspires him to help student-athletes and their families navigate the college recruitment process.
I remember when I started getting interest from Division 1 coaches. I did not know what to think, how to handle the opportunities, or what to do with all the information I was receiving. My parents and I quickly felt overwhelmed with the process and wanted to make sure I had every resource possible to ensure I landed at the right school; somewhere that I could excel as a student, an athlete and most importantly a person.
At the most critical time in my recruiting process, around the age of 14/15 years old, I made the decision to switch AAU teams. That was when Sam and I first crossed paths. I was fortunate to have outstanding people around me to help make the most of my potential. That is why I want to give back to all of our players and help them achieve their goals as student-athletes. From making sure they are targeting the college that suits them the best, to cultivating work ethic and providing the guidance needed to maximize their process.
Ultimately, I want to advise CSA players to be the best student-athletes they can be, and serve as a valuable resource just like Sam was for me. The recruiting process can be tough and overwhelming, filled with long days and nights. You have to trust the process and take it one step at a time. This mindset and being around the game is ultimately why I joined CSA as a recruiting advisor. With the guidance and support of our staff, I know we can help our athletes find a home so they can have an amazing collegiate baseball experience.