NCAA Changes Rules on Official Visits for Recruits
The NCAA announced that they are changing some rules when it comes to official visits for prospective recruits.
The Division I council met this week and put in place new rules for official and unofficial visits for recruits starting on July 1. There is now no limit to the number of official visits that a recruit can make to various schools. This means that they can chose to go on as many official visits as they want, but only one per school. The only circumstance where a recruit could make two official visits to the same school is if there is a coaching change after the first official visit.
The council also stated that men’s basketball recruits may go on two official visits, as long as those visits aren’t in the same calendar year.
They also outlined rules for official visits for those recruits. Recruits may bring two family members and the official visits can’t be more than two days. The school also has permission to cover food, transportation, costs for travel and “reasonable entertainment.
This ruling makes it much easier for schools to recruit players and bring them onto campus. Recruits also have an easier time because they don’t have to be picky when it comes to choosing which schools to visit.
It will be interesting to see how Pitt uses this to their advantage in their respective programs and how they each benefit from this change.