New Baseball Recruiting Model
The NCAA Division I Council earlier this week approved a new recruiting model for Division I Baseball, while also making some seismic changes to the way football recruiting operates. For our purposes, the changes regarding baseball are making huge waves for good reason. An updated recruiting model was passed to curtail the recruitment and committing of young recruits
Beginning April 26, and retroactive to even current commitments, a coach or player may not initiate contact with one another until August 1 before their junior academic semester.
The other important date to remember in the adoption of this legislation is that recruits will have a date of September 1 before their junior year to engage in unofficial visits, and official visits, and make off-campus contact. It’s worth noting that the Division I Council passed legislation this week that allows a prospect in any sport to take as many official visits as they’d like — the only caveat is that you can only take one official visit per institution.
August 1 before Junior Year – permissible to send correspondence, private messages, outgoing telephone calls, and accept incoming telephone calls.
September 1 of Junior Year – permissible to engage in unofficial visits, official visits, and off-campus contact.