Hi all. This is our first go at the SA's. Daunting! My son is a D1 recruited athlete. He has several colleges interested in him and his goal is to sign his Letter of Intent during the November signing period. That being said, with regards to gaining admittance to the Naval Academy as well as this nomination process, I have a couple questions.... 1. He has spoken to the NA coach and they have "sports coded" his preliminary application and through conversations, plan on "walking" his application through the process. But, they encouraged him to secure a nomination. Does anyone have information/experiences where they told a coach they wanted to commit before the nomination process was even complete and the coach got their DS a nomination? 2. When submitting a nomination application, has anyone sent it in early during the summer and heard before the deadlines? My son is eager to make a decision, put it to bed and concentrate on his senior year. However, after speaking with the Navy coach, he is very interested in the academy as well. There is a popular website for my DS's sport that posts commits. There is a commit listed to the Air Force (4/29) and several to West Point (4/5, 6/8, 6/9) so I'm curious how these commits could come about if the nomination application process as well as the admittance application process is so intense and labored and didn't really start until April. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks.