For high school athletes in many sports who are upcoming seniors, July 1 is an important date.
July 1 is the date when it is permissible for coaches in most NCAA Division I sports to begin to have off-campus face-to-face contact with high school recruits who will be entering their senior year. July 1 is also the date in most sports when once-per-week phone calls to high school upcoming seniors are permissible as well.
For those athletes who are fortunate to receive recruiting interest at this time of year, enjoy the attention and be sure to ask a lot of questions. Remember that you should be evaluating the coaches and the schools just as much as they have been evaluating you.
For those athletes who do not receive a recruiting phone call, or a visit by a college coach to your home, on July 1 or within a few days of this “special date,” don’t panic and get stressed out. There is still plenty of time to be recruited and plenty of opportunities for you to be seen. You may not be recruited by your first choice of schools, but there are plenty of other schools to choose from.
For more on the permissible dates for phone calls and other recruiting information, sign up for our newsletter and you’ll receive our monthly newsletter and a monthly recruiting calendar with important dates including ACT/SAT test dates.
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