Athletic Priority List

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  1. thepetester

    thepetester Member

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    My DS was just asked to provide SSN and NCAA Eligibilty ID to one of the coaches because he is putting my DS on the 'priority list.' Can anyone tell me what the 'priority list' is and, more importantly, what it means?
     
  2. NavyHoops

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    These are lists the coaches submit to admissions with all their recruits. Some of these recruits might be heavily recruited, while others might have been interested in USNA and then reached out to the coaches with an interest to try and play at the next level. Depending on the sport, each team gets X number of spots that can "help" along an applicant obtain a Nom (Supt's) or a few extra points to gain admissions. There are lots of threads about this being controversial and I don't want to get into that, but that is essentially what it is. The best I can tell you is a coach really knows who they are recruiting and really want for their teams. They also know how 'good' of an applicant they have on their hands based upon their file. Coaches will rack and stack their priority list based upon the needs of the team (we really need a 6'10" center because we lost everyone over 6'6" on the team to graduation) because the reality of the recruit being admitted directly or placement at NAPS. Coaches will know if a player isn't even a viable option for direct admission and wants to send a player to NAPS. Not sure what sport your DS is looking at, but obviously the bigger the sport, the more leverage they have. Sports like football, basketball, lacrosse probably have the most with football probably being much more than the other two. Track and field or a smaller sport, not so much. Once again, not trying to say this process is right or wrong, it is what it is. Good luck to your DS.
     
  3. thepetester

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    Thank you NavyHoops for the explanation. Definitely not a revenue sport, but every bit helps!
     

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