My DS is turning his nomination paperwork to his MOCs next week and asked my advice on what the priority should be for nomination preference at the academies. He has applied to the USNA and USMMA and has visited both and enjoyed the experience. I think he would be happy a either place. I though his profile might be a little low for the USNA, but might be more competitive at the USMMA. His SAT was 640 for Math, 690 for Critical Reading. He has 3.5 weighted GPA. He is an AP Scholar with Distinction - he had a top score of 5 on his AP Calculus AB test. He is 3 year letterman in wrestling - 4th year coming up, and a 2 year letterman in football. He is a ranked wrestler in the state. He also plays clarinet in his schools top band - he was band student of the year last year. He did well on the CFA and has passed the DODMERB physical. Our area is really competitive for USNA nominations - less so for the USMMA. I was thinking he should make the USSMA his top choice, but only if he had a decent shot of getting in. Any opinions?