Recruited Athlete Question

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  1. alex1o1

    alex1o1 Member

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    Towards the end of my junior year, I was visited at my school by one of the Navy coaches. We talked about a visit and he gave me his number, but it was nothing too serious. Earlier this year, I learned I wouldn't be able to have an official BGO meeting because I am a "recruited athlete", yet I haven't talked to any coach since around April. I highly doubt that I am a legitimate recruit anymore, so my question is that will me being labeled as a recruited athlete affect me receiving an appointment, being that I do not think I am being sought after anymore for athletics? USNA has been my first choice since middle school, and the opportunity to play a varsity sport was an after thought that I only pursued because I thought it may give me a better chance to receive an appointment. Any insight on how this recruited athlete status affects me will be appreciated as I am still not completely clear on it.
     
  2. suddensam

    suddensam USNA BGO

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    Who told you that you couldn't meet with your BGO because you were/are a recruited athlete? My son is a recruited athlete, and he did meet with his BGO. There are a few BGOs who follow these boards, and I am sure that they can tell you more. But my experience is that they generally don't want to meet with you until you have been designated an "official candidate". I don't think that is because they are unhelpful or unsupportive, but rather because they are few and aspirational candidates are many. I think that they tend to save their time and energy for official candidates.

    Again, I am just speaking from personal observation. Perhaps one of the BGOs will comment.
     
  3. SAMom

    SAMom Member

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    I would call your admissions officer and speak to him/her directly and they should be able to help.

    Good luck!
     
  4. napxc16

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    As a recruited athlete, you get listed in the system as an "official recruit" which means you are really one the coaches list of recruited athletes. Of the official recruits for each team, the coach writes personal recommendations for the athletes he/she really wants to the admissions board and can even blue chip specific athletes (they do not need a nomination to get in). You BGO officer should be able to see if you are listed as an official recruit, it would also be a good idea to contact the coach to be 100 percent sure that he has listed you as a recruit as it will significantly help your chances of getting an appointment. Shoot me a PM if you have any more questions, I am getting recruited for Class of 2017 and have already gone through the process, just waiting on my nom.
     
  5. NavyHoops

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    There are some BGOs on here that can chime in, but from what I can recall BGOs will stay away from blue chips in the major sports... football, men's and women's basketball, lacrosse. I never once spoke to my BGO when I was recruited and applying. In fact I didn't even have an idea who they were. The coaches told me if they called to give them their number. The football team will meet with 100s of prospects over time. If you haven't spoken to a coach since April I am guessing you probably aren't on their radar right now. Your BGO probably heard football and recruit and to be safe ended it there. It will probably come down to how you are designated in the system. I will let some of the current BGOs make recommendations on how to proceed.
     
  6. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    NavyHoops has it exactly right...there are certain sports BGOs are not allowed to conduct interviews for. However, an athlete in these sports can contact us for Admissions related info/questions...we will not discuss the sport.
     
  7. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    The BGO system lets BGOs know whom they are not to interview. At some point, some recruited athletes are no longer recruited. At that time, BGOs are free to contact the candidates -- and must do so.
     

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