I need some advice as to how my chances for a nomination now stand. A friend of mine just told me that he was being recruited for track at USMA. He has been state champ in 1A (smallest school level) Hurdles. He has no leadership to my knowledge and does have decent grades (not a 4.0 but I would assume nothing below a 3.7). I am not sure about SAT/ACT scores. He is not completely sure if he wants to go but is having an overnight visit this fall. I have been working towards this goal since the 7th grade and have worked very hard to this point. We are unfortunately in the same congressional district (this district requires an interview as well). I do not have high hopes for a Senatorial nomination for myself given that will include people from Northern VA (specifically Fairfax County), but I had high hopes for my district (9th Congressional of VA). Will this recruited athlete hurt my chances? I will continue to work as hard as I can to improve my weaknesses, but I am a bit worried and would greatly appreciate some advice and the procedure the recruited athletes must go through to get in. (I would also like to say that I have no problem with recruited athletes, just this particular one is not even sure if he wants to go and is not fully dedicated to USMA and the Army). Thanks in advance for any advice, I am much obliged. Have a great day!