What would recruiters think about a high school Senior (son) who up until this XC season had 5K times in 17:15 range and not very notable track 3200 times but after a lot of hard work over the summer ran 15:47 5K which so far this season (still early) ranks him 5th in our state? Previously had discussions with several D3 schools but only 1 that was really interested. Now D3 coaches are really active, but his dream school is a very academically strong D1 school. He had all but ruled out that school because he loves to run and looked for an alternative that was academically strong, but D3 so he could run. For those of you with experience, how do you think a D1 coach would view this change in performance? I realize he isn't fast enough for schools like Stanford or Oregon, but what about lower tier D1? Any suggestions or advice on where to go from here?