Athletic recruiting Questions

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  1. xchefmike

    xchefmike Member

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    Has anyone out there been directly recruited for a sport by the coaches at USNA? and if so what are the direct differences that changes any of the admissions process?
    I saw information online that for instance Coach Johnson had offered Jamal Paige a scholarship. So is that pending all the other criteria for admission, or is that outside normal channels?
     
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    The admissions process is exactly the same. The online application will be completed in all parts, the CFA will be required, and DoDMERB physical must be satisfactorily completed. The candidate must be triple qualified. Nomination applications will be submitted to all applicable nomination sources. NCAA visitation rules apply with any BGO contact so all dealings with the Academy will probably be through the football coaches. Coach Johnson, or one of his representatives, will accompany the admissions package to the Academic Board. His goal, since he has control of very few appointments, will be for the player to qualify for and obtain a regular appointment. If this is not possible, he will use one of his athletic appointments.

    Non scholastically qualifed athletic candidates may be looked at for NAPS or the Foundation.

    A word of caution, if an athlete is triple qualified and the coach decides he does not want to offer him a "scholarship", sometimes the package falls through the crack and is lost for normal admissions. Stay in constant contact with the coach during the appointment period and when he is no longer interested, contact Admissions and ensure the package is back in the regular pile.
     
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  3. SubSquid

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    USNA69;

    You know that one answer percolates more questions! That's a NucSchool thing.

    Out of curiosity, how many Varsity sports actually have "slots" offered to them? Originally, my son had sent in a football "resume" an highlight tape to Coach Johnson and his staff. They eventually found their way to the Sprint Coach who was very interested but does not have any weight in the appointment process. Also, do atheletes need to be in the NCAA High School Prospect database or is the Academy exempt from that recruitment tracking system?
     
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    I will answer the question to which I know the answer. Athletes do need to be in the NCAA data base. I do not know the answer to the number of recruited blue chip athletes being made offers each year. For most sports, basketball, baseball, and lacrosse even, it is very few. Many sports have only one or two openings. But, bottom line, it appears to be a closely guarded secret.
     
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    My son was one of these blue chip athletes. He is registered with NCAA, and has been recruited by 19 top D1 schools (Harvard, MIT, Duke, etc), and received several offers. The other D1 offers made him blue chip in navy's eyes, maybe, and the coaches worked hard (and still do) to make sure he's there. He commited to the Navy coaches on July 2, and got an LOA dated September 2.
     

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