Blue-Chip Recruits for Men's tennis?

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  1. anonymous123455

    anonymous123455 New Member

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    Hi all, I have a question concerning the recruiting process for tennis, which is a non revenue generating sport. I was wondering how many recruits for men's tennis are considered blue chips, since tennis only takes about 2-3 player per class. Also, all of the players currently on the tennis team attend the academy, and none of them attend/attended USMAPS. I was also wondering if any of you know what is considered to be a blue chip recruit, as I am competitive ranking wise to make the team right now. I was just wondering, since playing for the Army men's tennis team would be a dream of mine. Thank you!
     
  2. iausmacof2023

    iausmacof2023 New Member

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    The West Point tennis team did not recruit any blue-chips in the last 6 years. There are mostly 4 stars and 3 stars, with occasional 5 stars. For the class of 2018, three 4 stars were recruited. Also, they do recruit more than 2-3 players some years.
     
  3. anonymous123455

    anonymous123455 New Member

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    What I meant by blue chip was not the rating given on tennisrecruiting.net, but the status given by the coaches that helps the recruit get into the academy, which is usually given to a handful of athletes. Also, I am a 4-star recruit, if that helps.
     
  4. USMA 1994

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    No one knows for sure how many each team gets except the coaches. Since the team is so small, I would guess 1 or 2 if that. You would have to work with the coaches.

    They may give it to you early in the process or may let you compete in the normal process with hopes you get in and give the "chip" to someone that has little chance of winning a slate.

    "Blue Chips" basically have a nomination secured for them and do not have to compete on the normal slates.

    The coach can still identify you as a recruited athlete and they MAY help as you compete in the normal process.
     
  5. mom3boys

    mom3boys 10-Year Member

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    My 2012 was "blue chip" for diving...but no one used that term w/ us...it was used by others in regard to him. All it meant was WP paid for him to fly up for a weekend. It also secured an LOA early in the process and he was told to attempt to secure his own nomination (he did). It really didn't change the process for him at all. However, this was a long time ago and the process could be totally different now.