The Ocean State University (OSU) women’s soccer coaches are very excited about their new National Letter of Intent (NLI) signing class. The coaches want to stay in close contact with them to make sure they are gettting everything done to finalize the admissions process. Starting on monday, the assistant coaches will text each of the signees twice a week to send reminders. Is it permissible for the OSU coaches to text their NLI signees?
Yes. NCAA Bylaw 22.214.171.124.2 states that there shall be no limit on the forms and no restrictions on the publicity of electronically transmitted correspondence sent to a prospective student-athlete (or the prospective student-athlete’s relatives or legal guardians) after one of the following events occurs: (Adopted: 1/15/11 effective 8/1/11, Revised: 7/31/13)
(a) The prospective student-athlete signs a National Letter of Intent (NLI) or the institution’s written offer of admission and/or financial aid; or
(b) The institution receives a financial deposit in response to the institution’s offer of admission.