Crystal Lake South senior Nick Gil has been accepted for the Naval Academy Prep School next year, where he will compete as a wrestler for one year.
Gil finished fourth in the IHSA Class 3A State Tournament at 126 pounds last year and was 42-7. He will attend NAPS, in Newport, R.I., for one year and then attend the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.
Gil visited Annapolis in September, and coach Brian Antonelli had already started the process for attending NAPS, which is used like a redshirt year before attending the academy.
Gil is a two-year state qualifier.