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April College Recruiting Tips & Alerts

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Recruiting Rule Alert

Are you aware of the definition of a ‘prospective student-athlete’ or how early athletes are considered recruitable athletes? For purposes of the tryouts rules, the NCAA defines a prospect as:

–          13.11.1.1: Definition of “Prospective Student-Athlete” for Tryout-Rule Purposes – Sports Other Than Men’s Basketball: for purposes of the tryout rule, the phrase “prospective student-athlete” shall include any individual who has started classes for the 7th grade and is not enrolled in the member institution at the time of the practice or test therein described.

–          13.11.1.2: Definition of “Prospective Student-Athlete” for Tryout-Rule Purposes –  Men’s Basketball: for purposes of the tryout rule, the phrase “prospective student-athlete” shall include any individual who has started classes for the 9th grade and is not enrolled in the member institution at the time of the practice or test therein described.

To view the full bylaws click here and go to page 111

 

Recruiting Tips

Football: The NLI Signing Period for seniors ended on April 1st, 2014. Juniors and underclassmen need to attend upcoming combines and junior days.

Swimming:  This is a busy time for coach communications.

Men’s Golf: Seniors opportunities are limited and juniors and underclassmen should be competing in upcoming tournaments.

Volleyball: Right now coaches are out making evaluations and the top juniors will be given offers over next few months.

Track: April is a full contact month and there are a number of big invitational(s) throughout the area from the famous Penn & Drake Relays to Sun Devil’s Season Opener & Texas Relays. Most coaches are pretty wrapped up in their own seasons right now, however they are certainly making time to fill those last few positions if they are still in need.

NOTE: DI coaches are always recruiting and looking at athletes, however at this point in the recruiting process there is not always a spot available or money tied to that spot. Seniors need to be open to 2-year programs and lower levels.

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