What is evaluation period in college athletics?
During an evaluation period, coaches are permitted to assess the academic or athletic ability of a prospective student-athlete.
What can NCAA coaches do or not do during the evaluation period of recruiting?
During an evaluation period, coaches may not have direct contact in excess of a greeting with a prospective student-athlete or their parents/guardians.
Why is the evaluation period important in college athletics recruiting?
As with other recruiting periods, the contact period is intended to maintain boundaries and competitive equity within the recruiting process.