I recently found out that there is a recruited athlete in my congressional district (he's said to be the number 2 high school football kicker in the nation) and he has expressed a strong interest in going air force. In other words, he's in if he wants to get in as he's already had an official offer and all that. Now, I've read on here a few times that the application process is "a little different" for recruited athletes but I've never seen any specifics. What exactly does this mean? Does he still require an MOC nomination? If he gets a nom from our district rep and accepts his football "scholarship" does that mean that the opportunity of getting in based on that MOCs nom is gone for me? Even if I'm on the list of 10? (Both senators and my rep use the unranked list of 10 candidates method). I know I'm going to be met with responses on here to the tune of "it's out of your control, just worry about your own application" and I get that. But I can't help but be curious. Based on the competition in previous years in my district, I was looking to have a pretty good shot and it would crush me if that is all ruined because some kid is good at football.