The major changes include:
— Unlimited phone calls and text messages to recruits starting June 15 after a recruit's sophomore year.
— Two weekends in April will open up for college coaches to evaluate prospects.
— The July recruiting period will be reduced from 20 days to 12.
— Prospects can take official visits beginning Jan. 1 of a prospect's junior year. The school can pay for travel expenses for the prospect and a parent/legal guardian.
— Staged on-campus evaluations on official visits are now permitted.