Hi, I have been reading these forums since my son had indicated interest in the academies about a year ago. I am a Marine, always will be, I was hoping my son would go to Annapolis to earn the EGA, but he is getting more interest from the AFA. I am fine either way, he would get a great education, and give back service to his country that has provided us with a great life. Here is my question: He is in 11th grade, Captain of the Football, and wrestling teams. He is an All-conference football player since 9th grade. Defensive MVP of his team in 10th and 11th grade. Most Valuable Wrestler as a 10th grader, State qualifier 9th and 10th grade, is ranked 6th in his weight class of now in 11th grade. Is considered one of the best D-Pole in the state in Lacrosse. Most likely will captain the lax team this spring. He has a 4.4 GPA on a 4.0 scale, 680 in math, 570 in verbal. Member of the National Honor Society, Vice President of his class in 10th grade, VP of the School in 11th grade. He is also hispanic. I have signed him up for summer seminar but have not heard back yet. the thing that worries me is his class rank 17 of 117 at a competitive HS. What do you think are his chances? What else can he do to improve them? I doubt he will move up much if at all in the class rank. One of his classmates has applied to MIT for early admission as an 11th grader, that is how competitive the school is.