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Off-campus recruiting contacts may not be made with an individual (or his or her relatives or legal guardians) before July 1 following the completion of his or her junior year in high school.

Generally, the following guidelines govern the timing of telephone calls:
  • Not before July 1 following junior year of high school.
  • One telephone call per week per institution even if recruiting in more than one sport.
  • The prospective student athlete may call anytime at his or her own expense, including before July 1 following junior year.
Unlimited telephone calls from countable coaches are permissible in the following cases:
  • Five days immediately before prospective student athlete’s official visit.
  • Initial date for signing of the NLI and two days immediately following initial signing date.
  • Day of an off-campus contact.
  • During a contact period, in sports with defined recruiting calendars other than football.  
In sports other than football and basketball each institution is limited to seven recruiting opportunities (contacts and evaluations combined) per prospective student-athlete. During the senior year of high school, not more than three of the seven opportunities may be off-campus contacts at any site. This includes contacts with the prospective student-athlete's relatives or legal guardians. This does not include contacts made during an official and unofficial visits.
  • Football - Is limited to six in-person, off-campus recruiting contacts per prospective student-athlete at any site.
  • Men’s Basketball - Recruiting-person days = 130
  • Women’s Basketball - Recruiting-person days = 100
For more insight on recruiting rules refer to Bylaw 13.
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