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RECRUITING 101 HOME       TO DO LIST         SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCES         THINGS TO UNDERSTAND 

 

* In most cases, a DI and DII visit means that you will workout, compete, and play against the team and/or other recruits. Bring your gear and be mentally and physically ready to compete for a scholarship or a spot on the team!

 

* Make a note of the level of personal attention given during the visit. There are big differences between a group visit, visit with another recruit or two, and an individual visit. High priority recruits get individual attention and the red carpet treatment! 

 

* Was the recruiting coach and/or head coach there during the visit?  

 

* Try to talk to members of the team without the coaches around and ask them: What is the program really like? How are the coaches? What are the coaches' personalities like? Do the coaches treat you differently if you win than when you lose? What are the practices like? What are the games like? 

 

* If possible, attend a practice. A lot can be gleaned from watching and evaluating a practice. If this isn't possible try to attend a game and sit directly behind the bench. Watch the interactions between the coaches and players, listen to the language being used between the coaches and players, and follow the coaches' strategies and in-game adjustments.

 

* Do an overnight visit if you can. This will allow you to get a feel of the culture of the school and a chance to know your teammates if you do decide to go there.

 

* An OFFICIAL VISIT applies to DI and DII schools where lodging, meals, transportation, and entertainment expenses for a recruit and parents or legal guardians are paid for by the school. High school transcripts, test scores, and NCAA eligibility center verification is required before the visit. EACH RECRUIT IS ONLY ALLOWED FIVE OFFICIAL VISITS AND MAY NOT TAKE TWO OFFICIAL VISITS TO THE SAME SCHOOL. The official visit starts once the recruit arrives on campus and may not exceed 48 hours. Official visits can't take place until the start of classes of a recruits' senior year except for basketball where recruits can start official visits beginning Jan. 1st of their junior year.

 

* An UNOFFICIAL VISIT consists of a recruit paying for all expenses. Unofficial visits can be taken at anytime of the year except during dead periods and don't require high school transcript, test scores, and NCAA eligibility center verification. Transportation to and from campus may not be provided or paid for by a school and the only permissible entertainment are three passes to a home game. THERE IS NO LIMIT TO THE NUMBER OF UNOFFICIAL VISITS A RECRUIT CAN MAKE, NO LIMIT TO THE NUMBER OF UNOFFICIAL VISITS TO THE SAME SCHOOL, AND NO TIME CONSTRAINTS TO THE LENGTH OF EACH UNOFFICIAL VISIT.