Hi, An ex's little brother from a Stan wants to come to America and get a tennis scholarship. He has been to Nick Boleterri's three times and in May (2014) at 15 going on 16 the coaching staff stated he could play "middle D1", whatever that means. We toyed with the idea of him going to IMG but I think they just wanted to collect the 40k+ a year in tuition. They were willing to give him some $$ but it was no where near a full ride so I put the kibosh on that discussion immediately to not get the kid's hopes up. I know very little about tennis, he was doing very well and winning tournaments in the younger age group, but as of late he is 2-3 when playing in the ITF under 18 events. He says that people bribe the refs, pay for easy draws, and lie about ages. Having lived there I believe it , but life is not fair and an athlete must overcome. I could be confused about the Grades and Levels of ITF. In any event, is it necessary to put him in an academy or can a Varsity tennis program at a good high school suffice to get him a college scholarship? Thanks.