"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 name) said his nomination was part of the recruiting offer Navy made to him."- This is from a press release regarding a football player that verbally committed to navy earlier this week. I understand that the process is not the same for recruited athletes, however was surprised by the blatant admission that his nomination was part of his offer. Also, it is frustrating that he could actually complete his application at this late hour, when all of these other candidates worked for weeks or months completing theirs. Oh well, it is what is.....a crazy, confusing, and ambiguous process that is impossible to figure out!