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Students and Athletes and the NCAA
The Recruiting Process
The recruiting process varies by Division and sport, but for most student athletes it all starts when a college coach visits their high school or club game to evaluate possible freshman recruits. Conversations and meetings follow, that also involves the student’s school or club coaches and his/her family. Colleges that are interested in a student can offer them college visits, sometimes with all expenses paid. Financial offers are made near the end of the process and can entail full or partial athletic scholarships. Signing a letter of intent finalizes the athletic recruiting process; at this point the student is committed to the school, and cannot consider counter offers from another institution. For more information, visit the NCAA website.