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Recruiting Services
9/23/2013

Basketball and Football: In basketball and football, a university may subscribe to a recruiting or scouting service involving prospects, provided the university does not purchase more than one annual subscription to a particular service and the service:

  1. Is made available to all universities desiring to subscribe and at the same fee rate for all subscribers;
  2. Publicly identifies all applicable rates;
  3. Disseminates information (e.g., reports, profiles) about prospects at least four times per calendar year;
  4. Publicly identifies the geographical scope of the service (e.g., local, regional, national) and reflects broad-based coverage of the geographical area in the information it disseminates;
  5. Provides individual analysis beyond demographic information or rankings for each prospect in the information it disseminates;
  6. Provides access to samples or previews of the information it disseminates before purchase of a subscription; and
  7. Provides information regarding each prospect in a standardized format that ensures consistent distribution to all subscribers.  Live or individualized oral reports do not satisfy this requirement.
  8. The recruiting or scouting service must be approved by the NCAA pursuant to an annual approval process. To learn more about the approval process, click here.

Sports other than Basketball and Football: a university may subscribe to a recruiting or scouting service involving prospects, provided the service is made available to all institutions desiring to subscribe and at the same fee rate for all subscribers.  The service must also provide information regarding each prospect in a standardized format that ensures consistent distribution to all subscribers (live or individualized oral reports do not satisfy this requirement).  The university is permitted to subscribe to a service that provides scholastic and/or non-scholastic video.  The university may not contract with a service in advance to have particular contest recorded or provided.

Video-Only Services: A university is permitted to use or subscribe to a video service that only provides video of prospects and does not provide information about or analysis of prospects.