Recruiting Publicity and Social Media

Presence of Media During Recruiting Contact:

No media entity may be present during any recruiting contact made between an Ohio State coaching staff member and a prospective student-athlete.

Publicity Before Commitment:

An institution may comment publicly on a prospective student-athlete only to confirm the institution's recruitment of that prospect. It is not permissible to comment on the prospect's ability or potential contribution to the team. This restriction is in place until the prospect has:

  • Signed a National Letter of Intent;
  • Signed the institution's written offer of athletic aid; or
  • Paid a financial deposit in response to an offer of admission.
Social Media and Recruiting:

Social media has become increasingly important in the recruitment process. Below are the rules surrounding the use of social media when recruiting prospective student-athletes.

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