Who is a Prospect?
Who is a prospect?
A prospect is a student who has started classes for the ninth grade. In men's basketball, a student who has started classes for the seventh grade is considered a prospect.
How long does an individual remain a prospect?
An individual remains a prospect until one of the following occurs (whichever takes place earliest):
- The individual registers and enrolls in a minimum full-time program of studies and attends classes in any term of four-year institution's regular academic year (excluding summer); or
- The individual participates in a regular squad practice or competition at a four-year institution that occurs before the beginning of any term;
- The individual officially registers and enrolls and attends classes during the summer prior to initial enrollment and receives athletics financial aid.
When does a prospect become a recruited prospect for Michigan?
A prospect becomes a recruited prospect for Michigan when any of the following occurs:
- Michigan provides the prospect with an official visit;
- A Michigan staff member or booster has an arranged, in-person, off-campus encounter with a prospect or the prospects parent(s), relative(s) or legal guardian(s);
- A Michigan staff member or booster initiates or arranges a telephone contact with a prospect or the prospect's relatives or legal guardian(s) on more than one occasion for the purpose of recruitment; or
Michigan issues a National Letter of Intent (NLI) or an institutional written offer of athletically-related financial aid to the prospect. Issuing a written offer of athletically-related financial aid to a prospect to attend a summer session prior to full-time enrollment does not cause the prospect to become recruited.