Among the changes for basketball recruits are the times when coaches are allowed to see potential players. In addition, the number of official college recruiting visits also has changed.
"This is really important," said LRT founder Keirsten Sires. "The first thing, student athletes now get a chance to go on 15
recruiting visits, which is staggering ... before it was only five. We tripled the amount of official visits."
The other change involves when coaches are allowed to see recruits during July.
"Typically, there were three recruiting weekends allowed by coaches in July and it's narrowed down to two," Sires said, adding that a two weekends in June have been added and the calendar for April remained the same."
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The most important detail for potential college basketball players to know is the difference between sanctioned and non-sanctioned, scholastic and non-scholastic events.
LRT founder and president Keirsten Sires breaks down these events
and so much more in this MaxPreps "Making the Jump" podcast with host
Sires attempt to
educate athletes on the college recruiting process through firsthand
information and experiences. LRT Sports is a rating and review site for
college coaches as well as an informational site, which attempts to help
hundreds of thousands of high school athletes best prepare for one of
the most critical decisions in their life.
the complete 23-minute podcast, Sires breaks down all the changes and
ramifications of the new basketball calendar and recruiting guidelines.
talks about the re-connection of the college and high school coach, the
tripling of official visits for top recruits from five to 15, and how
in-home visits have been pushed back to August, just before a recruit's
As much as website is there to help, Sires warns, most of the hard work comes down to the recruits themselves.
must do your due diligence," she said. "Make sure you're checking into
all the rules. The list is longer and tighter and you want to make sure
the school you are applying to isn't being sanctioned during the time
you plan to be there."