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Recruiting Correspondence

Generally speaking, in sports other than men's basketball, college coaches are allowed to begin sending recruiting material to prospects (or his or her parents or legal guardians) starting September 1 at the beginning of their junior year in high school. 

In men's basketball, college coaches are permitted to begin sending recruiting material to prospects ( or his parents or legal guardians) starting June 15 at the conclusion of their sophomore year in high school. 

As you will see below, here is a list of the permissible recruiting material that may be sent to a prospect:

  1. General Correspondence- There are no restrictions on the design or content of the general correspondense and attachments, except the size of any printed material must not exceed 8 1/2 by 11 inches when opened in full.
  2. Camp or Clinic Information-   Camp or clinic information may be provided at any time (coaches do not have to wait until dates above to mail prospects such information).
  3. Questionnaires- May be provided to prospects at any time (coaches do not have to wait until date above to mail prospects such document).
  4. Non-athletics Institutional Publications- Non-athletics publications such as official academic, admissions and student-services material may be provided to prospects at any time, as long as such information is available to the general prospective student body.
  5. Educational Material Published by the NCAA- Such material can be provided to prospects at any time (coaches do not have to wait until date above to mail educational material published by the NCAA to prospects).