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Football at military schools

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Bristol Whipped, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. Sorry for the DB, but I couldn't find the original thread from several months back.

    I know football players don't sign with military academies like Air Force, but I can't remember what it is they do -- enlist? are commissioned?

    Thanks for your help.
  2. Barsuk

    Barsuk Active Member

    I thought it was a congressional appointment, but I could be wrong.
  3. I'm pretty sure you have an entire application process to go through and then you have to be recommended, or appointed as Barsuk said, by one of your state senators.
  4. John

    John Well-Known Member

    I know that's the case for regular students. I did a feature last spring on a local soccer player who was headed to Annapolis and he described the lengthy application process. But I don't know if the process is the same for recruited athletes.

    A kid that has committed to the team I cover said he had an offer from Navy, which led me to believe that athletes go through a different process.
  5. The football coaches recruit the kids they want (and can get), and a certain number of spots within the academy are reserved for athletes -- that I know. The recruiting process is pretty much the same, but at the end of the whole process, players don't sign a national letter of intent like other D-1s do. I just don't know what that's called.
  6. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    The I-A academies can continue to recruit following signing day because, much like Division III schools, they can't really "sign" anybody until students are accepted to the academies in the late spring.
  7. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    Well, to be technical, can't all I-A schools recruit after signing day? There just isn't much point for the big boys, since anyone they'd actually want is gone anyway. Or am I off on that?
  8. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    You're right deskslave. If you have scholarhsips to give and there are kids out there you want, you can continue to recruit
  9. BillyT

    BillyT Active Member

    "said he was also recruited by Navy?"
  10. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    The term is "accept [Academy] appointment."
  11. ServeItUp

    ServeItUp Active Member

    "We'd like you to play for us," the coach would say, "if you have what it takes to make it here."
  12. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Yeah. I was recruited by the Marines.
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