After months of discussion my 2013D just verbally committed and will apply EA to her top Ivy. We are are incredibly excited about the opportunity. Unfortunately we are now hearing from several other schools that are requesting additional info and offering per-reads. Flattering but very awkward. We are not sure what to think but perhaps the endorsement from a competitor breeds interest. One of the schools is the "dream school" on the west coast that we previously thought had limited interest. One scenario comes to mind that perhaps the 'dream school' just wants to soil any recruit going to any other school. Am i too cynical and over thinking their play? Or do they think that she would actually be the right fit afterall? We have not notified our recent suitors of our EA intentions because it was so recent a decision. We are fully committed to the coach and school and will allow them to battle admissions for our cause. We are hoping for the best outcome but are weighing our options just in case.
We are planning to take three OV's to non ivies as our contingency plan. But if we do not receive a likely letter this fall will it be unlikely that we could make a run at a different Ivy we did not initially select?