My son was told by an Ivy league coach that he is one of two to receive a likely letter. It seems that the other candidate has near perfect grades and near perfect SAT scores. My son has perfect grades and great scores. It seems that my son't academic index is in the low 220s and obviously I don't know the numbers of the other candidate.
My son has received national recognition and has won many awardsk, again both nationally and locally. The other candidate is more of an average athlete, doesn't start for high school etc.
My question is, due to the Academic Index difference, which trumps the other? My son seems to be in the top band but below the other candidate. What do you think? My son loved the school and wants to go there. He will be very disappointed if he's not the one to get the likely letter.