Hello - I'm a rising senior in high school and have been in contact with several coaches. I visited the coach in person this spring. My academic index is 223, and I go to a well known boarding school. I used to be a highly ranked athlete in my sport, but due to the academic pressure at boarding school, I decided to only play on my school's varsity team.
During the spring meeting the coach was pretty honest and said that lots of kids are interested in this school, and that after July 1 he would be very honest with me where I stood. He asked for me to send copies of my transcripts and test scores over the summer. We also spoke about a letter of recommendation in case I don't get offered a recruiting spot.
I sent copies of everything earlier this week. The coach was honest and said that he has other kids who are higher on the list and that I will not be getting a recruiting offer. But then he wanted to know if I was still going to apply. When I said that yes I will still apply, he wrote back "We will track your application". And asked me to keep them updated once I apply.
Another coach (different ivy) also offered something similar. But the second Ivy coach has not yet ruled me out for a recruiting spot.
What does the coach mean by tracking my application?