"Students must be nominated to attend the Naval Academy. This nomination can come from several sources, including members of Congress, the president, the vice president, Navy reserve officers and children of military personnel killed in action. (Athlete's name) said his nomination was part of the recruiting offer Navy made to him."- This was part of a press release regarding a local football player that verbally committed to Navy this past weekend. I understand that the process is different for recruited athletes, but this blatant admission of the nomination being part of the offer surprised me. Also, a little frustrating that he could complete this process at this late hour when the other candidates spent weeks or months on it. Oh well, I guess nothing should surprise me in this crazy, confusing, and sometimes ambiguous process!