What is a Prospective Student-Athlete?
A prospective student-athlete is a student who has started classes for the ninth grade. In addition, a student who has not started classes for the ninth grade becomes a prospective student-athlete if a college provides you (or your relatives or friends) any financial assistance or other benefits that the institution does not provide to prospective students generally.
An individual remains a prospective student-athlete until one of the following occurs (whichever is earlier):
- The individual officially registers and enrolls in a minimum full-time program of studies and attends classes in any term of a four-year collegiate institution's regular academic year (exlcluding summer); or
- The individual participates in a regular squad practice or competition at a four-year collegiate institution.
Who is a Recruited Student-Athlete?
A "prospective student-athlete" becomes a "recruited student-athlete" at a particular college when a coach or representative of the college's athletics interest approaches you (or any relative) about enrolling and participating in athletics at that college.
Actions by staff members or athletic representatives that cause you to become a recruited student athlete are:
- Providing you with an official visit;
- Placing more than one telephone call to you or any other member of your family; or
- Visiting you or any member of your family anywhere other than on that college campus.