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EhnreeEhnree Registered User Posts: 24 New Member
edited December 2012 in Athletic Recruits
Hey all, just found out I was deferred as a recruited athlete from an ivy. I'm definitely disappointed, but I still need to move forward and focus on getting into my other schools. However, I am unsure of where to start in terms of reconnecting with previous coaches and how I should treat the deferral. Should I call admissions? Is there no hope left?

I'm still morose about being deferred but I'm trying to figure out which direction is best for me to take now. Thanks!
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  • dowzerwdowzerw Registered User Posts: 2,474 Senior Member
    Hey Ehnree-It is still early enough in the process but you do need to get right on it. Unless being an athletic recruit is your only way of affording college, I would get applications in to schools that are safeties and probablys for you as well as to other reaches. Reaching is good but has to be blended with reality. Deferred is not denied. Walking on is always a possibility of you are passionate about the sport. Reach out to other coaches and also keep a dialogue going with the coach from where you were deferred. Any idea if the deferral was academic or athletic based?
  • varskavarska Registered User Posts: 1,430 Senior Member
    Ehnree, sorry to hear that. I know a few weeks you were starting to have some concerns whether that LL was going to come through. If that coach told you he was putting you up with full support and then stopped communicating and you ended up deferred - yeah, I'd be disappointed, too.

    I don't think calling admissions is going to accomplish anything. The day after decisions come out they're probably deluged with calls. I'd call the coach and ask how you went from full support to deferred - he at least owes you that. Then by all means reconnect with the other coaches and let them know what's going on.

    Hang in there, enhree - there's still lots of good options out there for you
  • EhnreeEhnree Registered User Posts: 24 New Member
    I definitely will be applying to some safeties. However, I am a bit hazy on what role the coach has left in the regular decisions round. Should I expect a much smaller pull than the early decision round? I feel this may be the case for certain Div. 3 schools.
  • oldfortoldfort Registered User Posts: 21,930 Senior Member
    My friend's son was deferred/rejected from MIT few years back. He was a DIV I recruit. He then quickly contacted 2 other top 15 schools. One coach was willing to give him a spot for RD, so he took that offer. Academically he could have gotten into both of those schools, but he wanted to continue to play his sport in college. I would contact other coaches to see which one is willing to give you a spot for RD. Just FYI - he quit his sport a year later because he wanted to focus on his school work.
  • EhnreeEhnree Registered User Posts: 24 New Member
    If multiple coaches are willing to give me slots, should I be selective in how which ones I take? It seems kind of selfish because aren't slots limited?
  • oldfortoldfort Registered User Posts: 21,930 Senior Member
    Yes, you should be selective, but they'll want commitment from you and you'll get a likely letter. I am pretty certain that you'll have to turn others down. I only have one data point, my friend's kid. Maybe others could be more helpful.
  • cbw123cbw123 Registered User Posts: 115 Junior Member
    Hey all, just found out I was deferred as a recruited athlete from an ivy. I'm definitely disappointed, but I still need to move forward and focus on getting into my other schools. However, I am unsure of where to start in terms of reconnecting with previous coaches and how I should treat the deferral. Should I call admissions? Is there no hope left?

    I'm still morose about being deferred but I'm trying to figure out which direction is best for me to take now. Thanks!

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    This happened to a boy I know last year. Not an Ivy, but a good academic D3.

    I would move on quickly, which is what he did.

    Get on the phone and start calling coaches.

    And I would put the ivy on the back burner...

    It will work out, but you have to put the work in now.

    Chin up.
  • fenwaysouthfenwaysouth Registered User Posts: 988 Member
    ehnree,

    In addition to contacting the coaches immediately, I would begin to re-make my stack ranked list based on your prior relationship with the coaches,the RD / ED2 dates, the coaches willingness to offer you a roster spot, and the educational opportunities.

    I would be honest and transparent that you were deferred from an Ivy, and that it has not deterred you from your goal of playing college sports. Specifically, I would ask the coach if he is interested in you, does he have a roster spot and your chances with Admission. If you do that for every school on your list, I think you'll have a much better idea of your next steps and when you need to make them.

    Everybody had a #2 choice on their list. Start working your list from top to bottom. I'm fairly certain this is going to be a case of the early bird get the worm with these coaches, as they are expecting some calls. Don't commit to anything until you feel comfortable with the situation.

    Good luck, and please let us know how it turns out.
  • GolfFatherGolfFather Registered User Posts: 1,519 Senior Member
    Good luck, and please let us know how it turns out.

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