Recruited athletes

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  1. ArmyKid4

    ArmyKid4 Member

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    In terms of receiving an appointment/LOA, to what extent do the standards differ for recruited athletes? Do recruited athletes generally get an appointment/LOA earlier than most other applicants? Thanks.
     
  2. mom3boys

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    As far as the standards, there is a range of scores, etc. An amazing football player might be on the lower end of an SAT score, for example. The LOA says to the MOC "we want this candidate." Many, many of the athletes that choose WP would get in without the LOA. The LOA serves to speed up the process, helping the coaches know they have gotten the size recruiting class they were going after.
     
  3. NamD

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    so a recruited athlete may not even get an LOA but can still be a recruited athlete?
     
  4. NamD

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    sorry for making another response, but I figured it would be much more appropriate to ask here than make another post :)
    Just a quick question: are all recruited athletes usually recruited by winter? or can they still be recruited towards January-March?
    I am wondering because, since the Swim and Dive season for boys don't start in the school year until November/December, I am afraid it will be too late to send coaches my PRs or best times.
     
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    I think that if Army really wants you to swim for them, you will know if you are being recruited or not. As for the timetable, I would assume that the most talented athletes, or the ones that are most wanted by Army, will be pursued early on and with the most energy just like football or basketball at other major schools.
     
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    Go ahead and send coach Wender your times from last season or your summer times. Make sure you have filled out the recruitment form on goarmysports.com under swim/dive. He will acknowldege receipt of such. If you are what he's looking for, the process will begin. Good luck.
     
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    Correct. My son was a state finalist, 3x state place finisher in a tough wrestling state. We met with the coach in the fall; he wanted my son on the team but needed to use his "slots" with admissions for other weight classes. He also believed, correctly, that my son would get in on his own merits. He's now a member of the class of 2015, gutting it out in CBT as I write this, and has been practicing with the team during Mass Athletics.
     
  8. NamD

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    Thanks for the response!
    Coach Wender stated that my times could be better but he wanted me to give him a resume and a few letters of recommendation from my high school swim coach and my current swim team coach. Is this a good sign or do all athletes do this for their coaches?
     
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    I am being recruited also, and the coach told me that for some recruited athletes LOAs can go out by early september. The LOAs are really just there so that the coaches know how many recruits they are bringing in, and so that the athlete knows there is a spot for them at West Point. Since often times athletes get recruited by more than one school, think of the LOA as a counter measure against athletes looking for early action and early decision. Since the West Point application process does not end until sometime next year. Hopes this helps.:smile:
     

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