DS is a recruited athlete and recently had the coach call to set up an official visit when school starts next month. DS thinks that this is super good sign and I agree. My question is regarding plan B and strengthening his overall application; On these forum boards it has been suggested that the admissions board and MOC review boards like to see ROTC application by the candidate, showing a plan B to the ultimate goal of becoming an officer. DS mentioned this plan to the coach and received this answer..."If West Point is truly your first choice then I wouldn't worry about ROTC or applying anywhere else". DS is caught between following the coaches advice and not having a chair to sit on when the music stops. Any thoughts would be helpful. Thx.