2018-2019 NCAA Recruiting Calendar

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NCAA Division I Bowl Subdivision Football Recruiting Calendar

August 1, 2018, through July 31, 2019
(See NCAA Division I Bylaw 13.17.5.1 for Football Calendar Formula)

August 1 through August 31, 2018: Dead Period

(1) Forty-eight (48) hours before a home contest (on the institution’s campus or in a facility normally used for its home games) that occurs in August or on September 1 or 2 through 48 hours after the conclusion of the contest.


September 1 through November 24, 2018: Quiet Period


(1) Forty-two (42) evaluation days (54 for U.S. service academies) (see Bylaw 13.02.7.2) during the months of September, October and November, selected at the discretion of the institution and designated in writing in the office of the director of athletics; authorized off-campus recruiters shall not visit a prospective student-athlete’s educational institution on more than one calendar day during this period: Evaluation Period

November 25, 2018, through February 2, 2019 [except for (1) through (3) below]: Contact Period

Six (6) in-person, off-campus contacts per prospective student-athlete shall be permitted during this time period with not more than one permitted in any one calendar week (Sunday through Saturday) or partial calendar week.


December 16, 2018: Quiet Period

December 17, 2018, through January 10, 2019: [applicable to all prospective student-athletes: Dead Period

January 11 through February 2, 2019: Contact Period

February 3, 2019: Quiet Period

February 4 – 7, 2019: Dead Period

February 8 through April 14, 2019: Quiet Period

April 15 through May 31, 2019 [except for (1) below]: Evaluation Period


One hundred sixty-eight (168) evaluation days (216 for U.S. service academies) (see Bylaw 13.02.7.2) (excluding Memorial Day and Sundays) selected at the discretion of the member institution and designated in writing in the office of the director of athletics [as provided in (1) below]:

(1) An authorized off-campus recruiter may use one evaluation to assess the prospective student-athlete’s athletics ability and one evaluation to assess the prospective student-athlete’s academic qualifications during this evaluation period. If an institution’s coaching staff member conducts both an athletics and an academic evaluation of the prospective student-athlete on the same day during this evaluation period, the institution shall be charged with the use of an academic evaluation only and shall be permitted to conduct a second athletics evaluation of the prospective studentathlete on a separate day during this evaluation period.

Those days in April/May not designated above for evaluation opportunities: Quiet Period

June 1 through July 31, 2019 [except for (1) below]: Quiet Period


June 24 through July 24, 2019: Dead Period


What is a contact?
A contact occurs any time a college coach says more than hello during a face-to-face contact with a college-bound student-athlete or his or her parents off the college’s campus.

What is a contact period?
During a contact period a college coach may have face-to-face contact with college-bound student-athletes or their parents, watch student-athletes compete and visit their high schools, and write or telephone student-athletes or their parents.

What is an evaluation period?
During an evaluation period a college coach may watch college-bound student-athletes compete, visit their high schools, and write or telephone student-athletes or their parents. However, a college coach may not have face-to-face contact with college-bound student-athletes or their parents off the college’s campus during an evaluation period.

What is a quiet period?
During a quiet period, a college coach may only have face-to-face contact with college-bound student-athletes or their parents on the college’s campus. A coach may not watch student-athletes compete (unless a competition occurs on the college’s campus) or visit their high schools. Coaches may write or telephone college-bound student-athletes or their parents during this time.

What is a dead period?
During a dead period a college coach may not have face-to-face contact with college-bound student-athletes or their parents, and may not watch student-athletes compete or visit their high schools. Coaches may write and telephone student-athletes or their parents during a dead period.

What is the difference between an official visit and an unofficial visit?
Any visit to a college campus by a college-bound student-athlete or his or her parents paid for by the college is an official visit. Visits paid for by college-bound student-athletes or their parents are unofficial visits.

During an official visit the college can pay for transportation to and from the college for the prospect, lodging and three meals per day for both the prospect and the parent or guardian, as well as reasonable entertainment expenses including three tickets to a home sports event.

The only expenses a college-bound student-athlete may receive from a college during an unofficial visit are three tickets to a home sports event.


NCAA Division 1 FBS Football Recruiting Rules

NCAA Division 1 FBS Football Recruiting Rules




NCAA Division 1 FBS Football Recruiting Rules
It is important for potential prospects to know the the NCAA Division 1 FBS Football Recruiting Rules. Athletes and coaches have certain restrictions when it comes to college football recruiting. Ensure your eligibility by following the NCAA recruiting rules.
As a Sophomore in high school
Recruiting Tactic As a Sophomore Recruiting Material You may receive brochures for camps and questionnaires, nonathletic institutional publications, and NCAA educational material published by the NCAA only. Telephone Calls You can call the coach at your own expense.
Coach cannot call you Electronic Correspondence (i.e. texts, IM, email.) Not Permitted *athletes are allowed to initiate* Off-Campus Contact Not Permitted Official Visits Not Permitted Unofficial Visits Unlimited – except during dead periods.

As a Junior in High School
Recruiting Tactic As a Junior Recruiting Material You can begin to receive recruiting material and information from the coach starting September 1st Telephone Calls You can call the coach at your own expense.
College coach can call you once between April 15 and May 31. Electronic Correspondence (i.e. texts, IM, email.) All forms of electronic correspondence allowed starting September 1st of Junior Year Off-Campus Contact Not Permitted Official Visits Allowed April 1 of your junior year through the Sunday before the last Wednesday in June, provided the official visit is not in conjunction with participation in an institutional camp or clinic. Unofficial Visits Unlimited – except during dead periods.

As a Senior in High School
Recruiting Tactic As a Senior Recruiting Material You can receive material and information from the coach Telephone Calls You can call the coach at your own expense.
Coach can call once per week starting September 1st.
During contact periods college coaches can call unlimited. Electronic Correspondence (i.e. texts, IM, email.) All forms of electronic correspondence allowed starting September 1st of Junior Year Off-Campus Contact July 1st prior to senior year (limited to contact periods). Official Visits You can start official visits on the opening day of your classes.
You get one per college and a maximum of 5 visits to D1 schools and unlimited to D2, D3 and NAIA. Unofficial visits Unlimited – except during dead periods.

Other important information

  • College coaches have 42 evaluation days to recruit you during September, October, and November of your academic senior year.
  • College coaches have 168 evaluation days to recruit you during spring evaluation period.
  • During your senior year a college coach cannot evaluate you more than 3 times, once during the fall and the other two between April 15th and May 31st.
  • Limit of 6 off-campus contacts per athlete and only one per week.
  • Head football coaches can’t recruit you between April 15th and May 31st.
  • During a contact period college coaches can make only one visit per week to your high school.
 
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September 1 through November 24, 2018: Quiet Period


(1) Forty-two (42) evaluation days (54 for U.S. service academies) (see Bylaw 13.02.7.2) during the months of September, October and November, selected at the discretion of the institution and designated in writing in the office of the director of athletics; authorized off-campus recruiters shall not visit a prospective student-athlete’s educational institution on more than one calendar day during this period: Evaluation Period
 

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Division I Football (Early Period) December 19, 2018 through December 21, 2018

Division I and II Football (Regular Period)February 6, 2019 Final Signing date Division I: April 1, 2019
 

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We have now entered The Dead Period


December 17, 2018, through January 10, 2019: [applicable to all prospective student-athletes: Dead Period


What is a dead period?
During a dead period a college coach may not have face-to-face contact with college-bound student-athletes or their parents, and may not watch student-athletes compete or visit their high schools. Coaches may write and telephone student-athletes or their parents during a dead period.
 

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February 4 – 7, 2019: Dead Period Starts Tomorrow.
Signing Day is Wed. 2/6/19
 
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