Two topics combined, crosstown and varsity sports.
Trying to crosstown in any ROTC is challenging. AF seems to be the easiest, but challenging all the same. You need to talk to the unit and to members that are currently crosstowning.
Ask the unit how many people crosstowning members have started and how many have commissioned.
My favorite response was "we completely support crosstowning."
How many crosstowners have commissioned in the last 5 years? "Ah, none."
Ask the current crosstown students how much time they spend commuting. You'll be surprised at what is required at some units.
A couple of extreme examples. An hour commute, each way, three or four days a week. I can name at least two units where this is the requirement.
Many units whole heartily support varsity sports. Some make it very challenging. I can think a number of units where half the cadets/mids are varsity athletes. The unit takes pride in naming them off.
If the response is "we have one," make sure you talk to that athlete and get the straight scoop.
You need to have the discussion with the unit and the coach and come to an agreement in writing as to how you will participate in season and out of season. CO's change. Once you are contracted the units tone can change. This is the best way to set clear expectations. You better follow them. This board is littered with folks that get in trouble because they failed to uphold their end of the bargain.