Recruiting model may change

There has been a lot of speculation on what will happen to the NCAA's basketball recruiting model. In less than a week the Leadership Council will vote on a number of changes to the current model.

Changes to the NCAA's basketball recruiting model may be on the way. acquired an email that summarizes the upcoming proposal, which includes changes to the way coaches communicate with prospective athletes, as well as the evaluation periods and when official visits may begin.

The major changes in the proposal for the recruiting model are:

*Allowing unlimited communication via call, text, email, etc beginning June 15th of a prospects sophomore year.

*Contact will be allowed during the July evaluation period.

*Contact can be made with juniors at the prospects school in every month except for April. During April, college programs can do in-home visits.

*Official visits will be allowed beginning January 1st of the prospects junior year. During those visits travel expenses may be provided to the prospect and two parents or legal guardians

*The July evaluation period will be broken down to three four-day periods for a total of 12 days. The periods will run from Wednesday at 5 p.m. to Sunday at 5 p.m. The dates have not been determined.

*College coaches will be allowed to go to sanctioned events in April. Although the dates have not been determined the thought is the April evaluations periods will be two weekends beginning Friday evening and running through Sunday afternoon.

The Leadership Council will vote on these items and more on October 27th.

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