Son just completed freshman year at a very competitive public NJ high school. He has expressed interest in playing football in college. I played for an Ivy back in the day and feel I have good understanding of levels of competition and a mostly unbiased view of where he fits in. Realistically he could be a Ivy, Patriot, or top DIII recruit. Doubt D1 (FBS) is really an option unless he is late bloomer - good size and athleticism, but not D1 size for his position (still don't understand how kids can weigh 300+ in HS :)
His frosh GPA is ok but not to level of expectation. 3.3 uw and 3.9 weighted. Couple of challenging classes sunk him - he is an A- student. Obviously no test scores as of yet although he is starting to prepare.
Question - are Ivy, Patriot, and NESCAC schools out already? What does he need to need to raise his GPA to be considered (assuming coaches are interested). Hoping he works hard next year and raises it to 3.5/6 range next year for when he starts talking to coaches / going to camps.