Absolutely no BS - if you can find a way both academically and financially have your kid go the prep route. I dont want to hear all this jr hockey crap. Prep gives your kid the academic foundation and he will get seen and thats half the battle. Right now there are 115 kids playing prep with commitments. 1-1-5. In New England its the no brainer route to take. My advice - reach out to schools way ahead of time, go to open houses, go to events, email coach, talk to financial aid - find a way.
spend some time looking at college rosters. that 115 number is worthless. the reality is you need to play juniors. save your $.