I need to make this as generic as possible. My child is a student athlete. Was told, "Too small, slow, not good enough to play D1." Told same by service academy coaches. Applied to academies in HS anyway. Finally heard early June qualified, but no thanks. Won ROTC scholarship. Attending a university, majoring in physics. Walked on as a freshman (D1), made team. Starting some. Nominated as conference defender of the week. Playing in a conference comparable to West Point and Navy against some top programs. Loves the current coach and team, but has decided to reapply to academies. Was really devastated when told that no ROTC cadet from the university got active duty this year. Also from military family and wants that route. Wants to try to play at academy. I understand no contact with academy coaches during season (fall). And then needs permission from current coach even though not a scholarship athlete. Other rules? If (big if), gets into academy. If (big if), accepted as a walk-on, what are the rules? I know only 3 years of eligibility left. Do the academies redshirt in this case? Thans.