How fierce is the competition in the national pool? I hear that all non winners of the congressional slates are placed into this pool and compete for a spot in the top 150. Do a lot of recruited athletes/minorities come from the national pool? I’d appreciate if anyone could explain the process a little more. Also would I compete well in the national pool? Or would I fall on the lower end? I have a 33 ACT math and a 33 ACT English. I have a 4.1 weighted GPA. I play 2 varsity sports and am captain. I’m an Eagle Scout. Thanks!