Wow! Lots of questions today! Son received an email today from a coach who we loved when we went to visit in the spring, but as we visited more schools, this school itself is just not the best fit. Coach wants him to come for an official visit. Not sure if he even plans on applying at this point - the school is fine, he just didn't love it. Son doesn't want to waste coach's time or his with going up for a weekend if it's not a serious contender. He will be seeing the coach at an event next week and spending a lot of time with him and other coaches (also coaches from 2 other schools he's looking at will be there - and one is a strong contender) I think he should let this coach know sooner rather than after next week? I'm thinking just send a note saying thank you, but his college search has taken him in a different direction and he would like the coach to offer that visit spot to someone else and maybe, "wishing you all the best, looking forward to seeing you next weekend"....short, honest and respectful? Again...don't want to burn bridges....Thoughts? Thanks in advance - you're all incredibly helpful.