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    How many official visits are allowed at each university?

    I read something in a post on the football board that mentioned the lack of official visits at SEC schools (some coach in another conference was complaining about the SEC again).

    Now, I understand each recruit is allowed to take up to 5 official visits and as many unofficial visits as they want. But is each school only allowed to extend a certain number of official visits each recruiting cycle? And is this number different in each conference? Who sets the rules concerning this....NCAA or each conference?

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    Re: How many official visits are allowed at each university?

    Good question. I don't have a clue, but for official visits, since they're pretty expensive, I think most places can only entertain what their budget allows. We may be an exception like Texas or Notre Dame with our budgets.

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    Re: How many official visits are allowed at each university?

    The barn spends more money on unofficial vi$it$...............

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    Re: How many official visits are allowed at each university?

    Each school gets 56 official visits per year as a general rule, though schools with a new head coach are allowed an additional 14 official visits (i.e. 70 total). You can also roll over to the next year up to 6 official visits, provided that they weren't used the year before (for example, you use only 50 this season, you can use 62 the following season).

    As for the message board / coach complaining, I don't know what that is about, because the above is directly in the NCAA by-laws and has nothing to do with conference membership or affiliation. I suppose the actual complaint was the prevalence of unofficial visits in the SEC, which is legitimate, but frankly it's not our fault we as a conference routinely have fierce games played in incredibly entertaining venues in ideal weather conditions. Shouldn't be much of a surprise that fewer people are jumping the gun to go freeze at the 11:00 a.m. Michigan v. Illinois game.
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    Re: How many official visits are allowed at each university?

    Quote Originally Posted by BigEasyTider View Post
    Each school gets 56 official visits per year as a general rule, though schools with a new head coach are allowed an additional 14 official visits (i.e. 70 total). You can also roll over to the next year up to 6 official visits, provided that they weren't used the year before (for example, you use only 50 this season, you can use 62 the following season).

    As for the message board / coach complaining, I don't know what that is about, because the above is directly in the NCAA by-laws and has nothing to do with conference membership or affiliation. I suppose the actual complaint was the prevalence of unofficial visits in the SEC, which is legitimate, but frankly it's not our fault we as a conference routinely have fierce games played in incredibly entertaining venues in ideal weather conditions. Shouldn't be much of a surprise that fewer people are jumping the gun to go freeze at the 11:00 a.m. Michigan v. Illinois game.
    is there a limit to how many official visits a particular school is able to provide to a single prospect? in other words, if someone wanted to take all 5 of their official visits to UA, would they be able to do so or can only 1 be used on each prospect?
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