Attending college football games as a guest of the home university can be a very exciting time for any high school football player. But there are some rues and procedures you need to be aware of before you take in the next big game.
1. Transportation to and from the game cannot be paid by the university.
2. The player and guest are responsible for parking. No parking passes are issued.
3. A prospective prospect is allowed three comp tickets. One for himself and the other two can be used by his coaches, parents, friends, or anyone whom he chooses.
4. When picking up comp tickets, photo ID’s are required.
5. Go to the recruiting room or tent to meet with the recruiting personnel. The head coach will usually speak to the group. Most of the assistant coaches are also available at this time. The coach who is recruiting the player usually makes contact at this time.
6. During this visit, recruits can talk with support personnel, or really anyone involved with the university.
7. Recruits are not allowed to participate in team walks.
8. Recruits can be on the field during pregame and postgame. They cannot be on the field during the game. Usually all recruits sit in a designated area.
9. During pregame or postgame, recruits should not attempt to talk with the coaches from the opposing team. NCAA rules prohibit opposing coaches from speaking to the recruits.
10. If coaches are available after the game, you can talk with them.
11. Dress appropriately. Be on time. Be polite. You are representing your family and your school. Learn as much as you can.
12. The media is always present. If they do not know who you are, they will find out. Always be positive and do not make any negative comments about anything.
13. Remember – Many high school players get invited to college games. Put everything in perspective. This is an unofficial visit. Just one part of the recruiting process. Enough said. Have fun.
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