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As you may know, the NCAA has extensive rules regarding how and when coaches may recruit prospective student-athletes.


Telephone calls to a prospective student-athlete [or the prospective student-athlete’s relatives or legal guardian(s)] may not be made before June 15 immediately preceding the prospective student-athlete’s junior year in high school; thereafter, there shall be no limit on the number of telephone calls made by institutional staff members to a prospective student-athlete.

Exceptions to the Telephone Rule:  

•  Collect and Toll-Free Telephone Calls: Institutional coaching staff members may accept collect and toll-free telephone calls placed by prospective student-athletes and prospective student-athletes' parents and legal guardians at any time.


An Official Visit is when an institution invites you to visit campus at their expense.  These visits may not last more than 48 hours.  You may not make more than one (1) official visit to any one institution and may not make more than (5) official visits in total.  A prospective student-athlete may not be provided an expense-paid visit earlier than the opening day of classes of the prospective student-athlete's senior year in high school.

Information that a Prospective Student-Athlete must provide us before they can make an Official Visit:

1. A high school or college academic transcript;

2. A PSAT, SAT, PLAN or ACT score taken on a national testing date under national testing conditions, except that a state-administered ACT may be used to meet the requirement. The score must be presented through a testing agency document, on a high school or preparatory school academic transcript (official or unofficial) or through the use of the applicable testing agency's automated-voice system; and

3. Registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center and is placed on the institutions Institutional Request List (IRL).


An Unofficial Visit occurs when a prospective student-athlete visits the institution at their own expense. A prospective student-athlete may visit a member institution's campus at his or her own expense an unlimited number of times. A prospective student-athlete may make unofficial visits before his or her senior year in high school.

If known, inform the Compliance Office of an unofficial visit 48 hours prior to the visit. If the visit was unanticipated, notify the Compliance Office at the first reasonable opportunity not to exceed 24 hours.


During an official or unofficial visit the institution may provide a prospective student-athlete a maximum of three (3) complimentary admissions to a home athletics event at any facility within a 30-mile radius of the institution's main campus in which the institution's intercollegiate team practices or competes.

  • These complimentary admissions may only be used by the prospect and those persons accompanying the prospect on the visit
  • The complimentary admissions must be issued through a pass list on an individual game basis.
  • The complimentary admissions may provide seating only in the general seating area of the facility utilized for conducting the event.
  • Providing seating during the conduct of the event (including intermission) for the prospect or those persons accompanying the prospect in the facility's press box, special seating box(es) or bench area is specifically prohibited.
  • A member institution may not provide complimentary admissions to a prospect for a postseason conference tournament. The prospect may purchase tickets only in the same manner as any other member of the general public.
  • The provision of complimentary admissions to prospects for an NCAA championship (all rounds) or other postseason contests (e.g., bowl game, NAIA or NIT championship) constitutes excessive entertainment and is prohibited. The prospect may purchase these tickets only in the same manner as any other member of the general public.