2019 NCAA Football Recruiting
Updated article from 3/26/2018 on the NCAA Football Recruiting Periods and how the work.
NCAA Football Recruiting Periods
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In football, the pressure comes in many obvious forms on the football field, but what about off the field?
This is the part that keeps most high school football players from being recruited at the level their athletics portray on video. This is the part that separates a recruiting board when they start with a range of prospects that coaches/scouts found in their respective recruiting regions. So let's say their are 8 regions that are being scouted and the regions are regions of the USA, like Southwest or Northwest. Each Scout could like 3 or 4 players at one position from each region, and they will bring them back to the office with full reports on all of the athletes vital information. So in essence, there could be 25-30 players at each position now on the college staffs recruiting boards. This is where you MUST know your NCAA recruiting calendar and the timelines set forth for coaches to evaluate you for their programs.
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What is a quiet period? - Ends April 15th
"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." -NCAA.org
What you should be doing during this time?
What is an evaluation period? - APRIL 15th through May 31st
"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." -ncaa.org
What is a contact period? NOV 26th until DEC 16th and JAN 12th until FEB 3rd
"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 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." -NCAA.org
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