As Knights, we want what’s best for everyone. And when that comes to recruiting and keeping the best players, it’s important to make sure not to break any NCAA regulations — unwillingly or otherwise. Whether you donate to UCF Athletics, encourage recruits to play for the Knights, or have assisted recruits or players in finding a job, here are the dos and don’ts you need to know.
- You may send newspaper clippings and other information about talented recruits to the appropriate UCF coaching staff.
- You may continue established relationships with friends and neighbors whose children are recruits or current players, provided the relationship pre-dates their prospect status and is not based on their status as an athlete.
- You may attend high school or junior college competitions provided you do not interact with the recruit or the recruit’s relatives.
- You may employ players provided you are paying them only for the work they actually perform, paying the going rate for similar services, are not paying them or providing perks based on their status as student-athletes and the employment has been approved by the Athletics Compliance Office.
- Do not entertain any coaches from junior or senior high schools, preparatory schools, junior colleges or provide them with tickets or other benefits.
- Do not arrange for recruits, current players or their family to receive gifts, money or financial benefits of any kind.
- Do not make contact with recruits, their relatives or legal guardians.
- Do not contact a recruit’s coach, principal or counselor in an attempt to evaluate the player.
- Do not provide transportation to a recruit, player or their friends and family.
- Do not spend money to entertain recruits, players or their friends and family.
- Do not use a photo or name of a player for commercial purposes or sell player memorabilia.