U Sports recruiting blackout period [December DATES]

As the end of the fall recruiting season is quickly upon us, U Sports programs are accelerating their efforts to secure recruits before the December recruiting blackout period begins.

December 21st, at midnight, until January 3rd, programs cannot contact any recruits by any means, including in-person, phone, text, AND social media. Contact: Institution representatives may initiate contact or be contacted and officially or unofficially visit institutions at any time throughout the year excluding CIS Football black-out periods. The annual Football recruiting calendar is as follows:

a.) August 15 – September 30 Open
b.) October 1 Official Visits can be hosted
c.) October 1 – December 20 Open
d.) December 21 – January 3 Holiday Blackout
e.) January 4 – May 4 Open
f.) May 5 – May 10 East West Bowl Blackout
g.) May 11 – May 31 Open
h.) June 1 Last Day to host Official Visits
i.) June 1 – July 19 Open
j.) July 20 – August 3 Post Canada Cup Blackout
k.) August 4 – August 14 Open

Source: U Sports

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