70,000 student-athletes at roughly 340 schools
Represents the highest level of collegiate athletics and is highly competitive
Full and partial athletic scholarships
107,000 student-athletes at nearly 315 schools
Intermediate level of collegiate competition
Full scholarships are rare at this level, but partial athletic scholarships are
175,000 student-athletes at more than 440 colleges
This is actually the largest division and represents 40% of NCAA athletes
No athletic scholarships
EXPOSURE TO COLLEGE COACHES
Coaches start sending recruiting materials on September 1 of your junior year. You
can call coaches any time you want but in most sports they cannot call you until you
are a junior.
Off-campus contact is allowed in the summer after your junior year in most sports,
but there are exceptions in men’s basketball, women’s basketball and football.
In most sports have to wait until your senior year to start making your maximum of
five official visits.
Coaches can start mailing recruiting material, calling you, and making off-campus
contact on June 15 before your junior year in high school.
Unlimited official visits are allowed once your senior year starts.
Coaches can send printed materials and call at any time.
Off-campus contact begins after your junior year.
You can make one official visit per college once your senior year starts.
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