Wednesday, February 7 is also the first date for high school seniors to sign an NJCAA Letter of Intent (LOI) with a junior college football program that is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association. (All other NJCAA sports have their initial LOI signing date on November 1.)
It’s important to note that unlike the NCAA National Letter of Intent (NLI), an NJCAA LOI can be issued to a recruit even if no athletic scholarship is being provided to that recruit.
As a result, even though a recruit who signs an NJCAA LOI may not be receiving any athletic scholarship funding, the recruit is still committing themselves to attend that particular junior college for at least one full academic year.
Once a recruit has signed an NJCAA LOI, they can’t sign with or contact coaches at other NJCAA football programs about a possible transfer until the recruit has completed one full year of attendance at that junior college or is released from their LOI by that college.
If you or your athlete have questions or need assistance including reviewing your scholarship offer before you sign, schedule a confidential Scholarship Strategies consult online, call us at 913-766-1235 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org