If they are inviting you in for an official visit then you might get an”offer” at the end of your visit.
Both of mine made official visits but they were still in the college recruiting process. Still making up their minds. They knew the SA wanted them, and they took some time to decide.
I have been thru this several times as a parent, friend, and coach. Once the coach makes an “offer” and you say yes your recruiting days are over. Or should be. You have made a commitment. And the coach has made one to you.
Since the coach will have an idea of your medical and your grades etc about the only thing that can keep you out is you.
Dont do anything stupid.
I had one player that got an “offer” said yes, and then things went south. And they went bad because of a medical test that was ordered and they failed the test. And at that time no waver could have been given.
Other than that if my child had an”offer” from a coach at the SA and they said yes, I would assume they were in that SA unless they ended up doing something stupid.
Or their medical blew up badly enough so that the SA doctors would not give a waver. In
one case the applicant knew there would be a medical waver granted , well before they were ever given an initial DQ for the medical.
And while they will push you to get that nomination , they really push, if you don’t get one, one will be found for you.
The coaches have to know they can get you in when they make those “offers” to the players.
And worse come to worse and you application falls short——-there is always the Prep School.