Before you start the recruiting process it’s a good idea to review some of the recruiting terminology. As you start getting information from colleges you will need to know why coaches can and cannot do certain things. The NCAA has rules in place that limit a college recruiter’s exposure to high school athletes. Knowing what these terms mean will help you understand the recruiting process. For more information visit the NCAA.
A contact is classified as a face-to-face encounter between a college coach and the student athlete (or their legal guardians or relatives) where more than a greeting occurs. Anything beyond a hello is considered a contact. Another form of contact occurs when a college coach has any contact with you or your legal guardians at your high school, or any other location where you are competing or practicing.
College coaches are allowed to have in-person…
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