Not sure y'all can evaluate this situation via the internet, but I could use some help to sort it: Son was at Showball Academic this week. The day after, he received an email from a school he had sent his video and stats to several times, but had never heard from. Email was from head coach, obviously not a form letter. The gist was: "Saw you play at Showball and you have potential. Would like you to come to our camp next week so our PC can evaluate you." The coach also asked to see transcripts and test scores (school is very HA), which I took as a good sign.
The school is a lower-level D1 athletically. I looked up prior years' commits to this school, and they track closely with my son's measurables. The "D1" label is a big reason Jr is interested (not a good reason to choose a college IMO), but certainly not the only reason. All the colleges the boy is currently talking with are D3 HAs, and academics and cost at this new D1 are on par with them. Bottom line: mom and dad would be very pleased to see son go to any of these schools.
I can get my son to the camp without financial hardship, but it's money I don't want to throw away either--will require a hotel, etc.
How seriously should we take this late-breaking expression of interest?