The Importance of June 15th in College Athletics Recruiting
June 15th is an important date for high school athletes who are being recruited to NCAA DI and DII schools and also to junior colleges.
NCAA Division I Recruiting Information:
June 15th is the first date when most NCAA Division I coaches 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 – Sept. 1 of junior year
- Women’s Basketball – Sept. 1 of junior year
- Football – Sept. 1 of senior year except for one call between Apr. 15 and May 31 of junior year
- Men’s Ice Hockey – Jan. 1 of sophomore year
- Lacrosse and Softball – Sept. 1 of junior year
Regarding calls placed by high school recruits TO Division I coaches, the dates listed above are the same EXCEPT that coaches in the sports of baseball, basketball, and football can accept incoming calls and talk to recruits who call them at any time.
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 via phone, email, or direct message services.
Division II coaches in all sports can also accept incoming calls and talk to prospects who call them at any time.
NJCAA Letter of Intent Signees:
For athletes who attended an NJCAA two-year college during the 2018-19 academic as a Letter of Intent signee: June 15 is also the date by which notification of renewal of the Letter of Intent for the 2019-20 academic year is supposed to be provided by their college.
An NJCAA athlete not 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.
For specific questions about recruiting rules, or Letter of Intent or scholarship agreements, schedule a confidential consult online or call 913-766-1235.