The recruiting process must balance the interests of prospective student-athletes and the Association’s member institutions. The NCAA recruiting bylaw is designed to promote equity among member schools in the recruitment of prospective student-athletes and to shield the recruited individuals from undue pressures that may interfere with their scholastic or athletics interests.
The dates in this calendar reflect the application of NCAA Division II Bylaw 13.17.1 at the time of publication but are subject to change per Constitution 18.104.22.168 or if certain dates (e.g., National Letter of Intent signing dates) are altered.
(a) June 1-14, 2011: Quiet Period
(b) June 15 through August 1, 2011: Evaluation Period
(c) August 2 through September 6, 2011: Quiet Period
(d) September 7 through October 14, 2011: Contact Period
(e) October 15, 2011, to the date of the prospect’s initial high school or two-year college contest: Quiet Period
(f) November 7 (7 a.m.) - 9, 2011, (7 a.m.): Dead Period
(g) The period between the prospect’s initial and final high school or two-year college contests: Evaluation Period
(h) March 1 through May 14, 2012, [except for (1) and (2) below]: Contact Period
(1) March 29 through April 3, 2012, (noon): Dead Period
(2) April 9 (7 a.m.) - 11, 2012, (7 a.m.): Dead Period
(i) During any high school all-star game that occurs within the state in which the member institution is located: Evaluation Period
(j) March 30 through April 3, 2012, (12:01 p.m.): Evaluation shall be permitted at any all-star contest held during the final weekend of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship in the host city (New Orleans, Louisiana): Evaluation Period
(k) All other dates: Quiet Period
The National Collegiate Athletic Association January 31, 2012 AEC:jhw