My son is a late football recruit hoping to get in to the AFA. He has completed all of the required paperwork and physicals. He had knee surgery before Christmas this past year. When I received the results from DODMERB, it said that he did not qualify due to knee surgery in the previous 6 months. He was heart broken and called his recruiting coach who said don't worry, he would get a waiver. When I checked with the DOD, they told me that he wouldn't be eligible for a waiver until a few days before he needed to report for BCT. Called the coach again and he said not to worry, my waiver had already been submitted. Ok, I felt a little better. Next, he has written his letters and sent them to both Senators and a State Representative requesting nomination. Today I get a call from one of the State Senators office and they said he is too late and all nominations were taken. He will not get in. I called the coach again and he assured me that they would take care of it, all is ok, and that he would get in. What can you tell me about this process? Can the coaches get him the appointment? Is all ok? The coaches told me that they would take care of everything except the physical and eye exam. They have no control over that. Am I getting worked up over nothing? He want to be a commissioned officer and serve our great country! But very frustrated at the process. Help!!