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Who is a prospective student-athlete (PSA)?

A PSA is a student who has started classes for the ninth grade. In basketball, a student who has started classes for the seventh grade is considered a PSA.

How long does an individual remain a PSA?

An individual remains a PSA until one of the following occures (whichever takes place earliest):

  1. The individual registers and enrolls in a minimum full-time program of studies and attends classes in any term of a four-year institution's regular academic year (excluding summer); or
  2. The individual participates in a regular squad practice or competition at a four-year collegiate institution that occurs before the beginning of any term;
  3. The individual officially registers and enrolls and attends classes during the summer prior to initial enrollment and receives athletics financial aid.

When does a PSA become a recruited PSA for LSU?

A PSA become a recruited PSA for LSU when any of the following occurs:

  1. LSU provides the PSA with an official visit;
  2. An LSU staff member or booster has an arranged, in-person, off-campus encounter with the PSA or the PSA's parent(s), relative(s) or legal guardian(s);
  3. An LSU staff member or booster intiates or arranges a telephone contact with the PSA's relatives or legal guardian(s) on more than one occasion for the purpose of recruitment; or
  4. LSU issues a National Letter of Intent (NLI) or an institutional written offer of athletically-related financial aid to the PSA. Issuing a written offer of athletically-related financial aid to a PSA to attend a summer session to full-time enrollment does not cause the PSA to become recruited.

Please check back later for more rules regarding recruiting contacts, phone calls and correspondence.