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2013 son is being heavily recruited for his sport by a number of high academic DI schools including a couple of Ivies. He's had friends recruited to play at large public U's who did not even have to WRITE an essay or send recommendations! However, this is not going to be his situation based on the schools he's targeting. I am already thinking about application essays because with his older brother, we found that senior year is sooo much nicer and more pleasant without the need to nag constantly about working on college essays (they were largely done in August). The problem is that I've heard that recruited athletes should NEVER write about their sport, but for the life of me I can't think what else my kid cares enough about to spend time writing about it! He spends every free moment either studying (4APs this year) or working out/working on getting better for his sport (well, and hanging out with friends but I don't think that's an essay topic...is it?) As I've stated to my husband, I sure hope he stays healthy because he has put ALL his eggs into one very specific basket...he has many athletic and academic honors but virtually nothing else on his resume. We've had a couple of short discussions about his essay and he insists that it wouldn't be a big deal if he wrote about his sport since it would be obvious that that is what he spends most of his time on. I would love to hear what you all think. Also, does anyone have magical suggestions on how your kiddo came up with ideas?