Post by Coach Campbell on Nov 23, 2014 21:45:30 GMT
The National Letter of Intent or NLI is used to provide a certain amount of certainty to the NCAA college recruiting process.
You are guaranteed a scholarship for one year by the college that recruits you. You also agree to attend that college for one year.
All other colleges that are part of the NLI program have to stop trying to recruit you. Once the letter of intent is signed it is binding on the college or university, not a coach or team. It is binding for only one college academic year. The NLI in itself does not guarantee an athlete a place on the team or playing time.
Colleges that are actively recruiting a student-athlete will send them a National Letter of Intent which will include an official scholarship offer.
If you are under the age of 21 then your letter of intent has to be counter-signed by a parent or guardian. THE COLLEGE COACH CANNOT BE PRESENT AT THE SIGNING.
The National Letter of Intent program is administered by the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Eligibility Center.
NLI signing dates are set each year as follows:
ALL SPORTS INCLUDING BASKETBALL early signing period begins on the second Wednesday in November and ends the following Wednesday.
FOOTBALL-MID-YEAR JUNIOR COLLEGE transfer signing period begins on the third Wednesday in December and concludes on January 15th.
FOOTBALL regular signing period begins on the first Wednesday in February and concludes on April 1.