Originally Posted by tennis5
Just not true for D3. Sorry.
Tennis can help you get into a highly selective D3 that perhaps you could not get into with out tennis.
But, coaches for D3 can not "get your kid in".
hmmm. yes and no. d3coaches certainly have an input into admissions. But even more, likely a couple of "very strong inputs" each year typically reserved for outstanding/highly desired/fully committed (to school) student. Not going to do miracles with poor SAT or GPA numbers or guarantee acceptance, but very close to it for a couple students.
My advice to OP would be to honestly evaluate what a kid wants out of college and tennis -- what is more important? All divisions are demanding; D1 incredibly so.