Our son has been considering attending one of the service academies for a while. Academically he is perfect for the academies and we’ve been working for a nomination. He applied to SLE and Summer Seminar and was accepted to both. He’s been practicing for the CFA and today we “administered” the test to see how he would do. After we were done he was upset with the results. He has always been physically fit, but plays offensive line in football (6’1”, 260 lbs). The extra weight he carries for football seriously hurts his performance on the CFA. He is at the point of having to make a decision; keep playing HS football at his current weight and risk attending an academy, or begin losing weight to better his chances of passing the CFA but hurt did football abilities. The best solution would be the opportunity to play football at an academy, but that is out of his control. Some smaller schools are looking at him for football and he even had a football visit to Navy, but I don’t think and actual “offer” will come out of it. Has anyone ever dealt with this? Any advice?