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 U SPORTS Football black-out periods. Quiet periods indicate the dates in which coaches are not permitted to attend third-party recruiting camps.

The annual Football recruiting calendar is as follows:

Open Period 12:01 AM August 1 11:59 PM Dec 21

Quiet Period 12:00 AM September 1 11:59 PM Feb 28

Holiday Blackout Period 12:00 AM Dec 21 11:59 PM Jan 3

East-West Blackout Period 12:00 AM May 7 11:59 PM May 14

July Blackout Period, less Canada Cup 12:00 AM July 1 11:59 PM July 31

Open Period 3 days prior to Game 1 until 1 day after Final Game at Canada Cup *All times Eastern Standard Tim

Source: U Sports

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