Recruited Athletes and BGO

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  1. vtusnahopeful

    vtusnahopeful Member

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    I know this may be a fairly simple question, but I have seen many places that if you are a recruited athlete, you do not use you BGO officer for anything because it is against NCAA rules. These posts were from a few years back so I was wondering if that was still the case. Thanks!


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  2. mdn18

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    They still need to go through the BGO interview like everyone else. Some BGO's just do the interview and not much else, whereas other BGO's, like mine, are very helpful and a great resource.
     
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    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    BGOs are not permitted to interview candidates recruited for football and basketball (both genders) to ensure there is no accidental violation of NCAA rules. BGOs do interview athletes recruited for other sports.
     
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    vtusnahopeful Member

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    So what interaction would the BGO have with a recruit for basketball since there is no interview? Is there much interaction at all?


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  5. mdn18

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    Oh wow, didn't know that. How does the academy get to see the personal side of a candidate then? Simply through the recruit visits?
     
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    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    BGO essentially has no interaction with recruited football and BB players. USNA's view is that the candidates get the information that they would receive from the BGO from the team coaches. Same with the "face" of USNA or the "personal side" -- it is via the coaches vs. the BGO.
     
  7. NavyHoops

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    As a recruited basketball player I can tell you I spoke with my BGO once. I was told by the coach that if the BGO called to tell him I was a basketball recruit and give them the coaches name and number. Never heard from him again. To be honest he closest BGO to my house was 4 hours from my house so my interaction would have been limited, especially since this was before email was really huge (i know gasp!). Other than the BGO piece, I did all the regular application and nomination stuff. When I took my official recruit visit I did meet and have lots of Q&A time with a variety of folks to include the Asst Athletic Director, Athletic Director, Supt and Dant. Each of these were about 10-20 mins each. Although not official, I am sure if I was an idiot these could of had an impact on my appointment.

    I did go to all the regular nomination interviews everyone else did and actually earned a Principle Nom from my Congressman.
     

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