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Recruiting Season: Why June 15th is so Important

June 15th is an important date for high school and junior college student-athletes who are hoping to be recruited to play their sport at college and juco levels.

NJCAA Letter of Intent Signees:

For athletes who attended an NJCAA two-year college during the 2023-24 academic year as a Letter of Intent signee; June 15 is the date by which notification of renewal of the athlete’s Letter of Intent for the 2024-25 academic year is supposed to be provided by their college.

An NJCAA athlete who isn’t signed to a second-year scholarship by June 15 (which is supposed to be in the form of a new Letter of Intent) becomes recruitable by any other NJCAA college starting on June 16.

NCAA Division I Recruiting Information:

June 15 is the first date when most coaches at NCAA Division I programs will be able to place recruiting phone calls and send emails/messages to athletes who have just completed their sophomore year of high school.

The following Division I sports are the only ones that have a date other than June 15 as the earliest date for placing recruiting calls and sending emails/messages to prospects:

  • Baseball – Aug. 1 of junior year
  • Women’s Basketball – June 1 at conclusion of sophomore year
  • Men’s Ice Hockey – Jan. 1 of sophomore year
  • Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse – Sept. 1 of junior year
  • Softball – Sept. 1 of junior year

NCAA Division II Recruiting Information:

For recruiting by NCAA Division II colleges, June 15 is the date when coaches in ALL sports can start to contact recruits who have completed their sophomore year of HS via phone, email, or direct messaging.

Division II coaches in all sports can also accept incoming calls and talk to prospects who call them at any time.

Do You Have Questions?

For specific questions about the NCAA transfer or recruiting rules, or scholarship agreements and letters of intent, schedule a confidential Scholarship Strategies Consult Online, send an email to us at rick@informedathlete.com or call 913-766-1235.