Posted on February 18th, 2021
NCAA DI COUNCIL EXTENDS RECRUITING DEAD PERIOD THROUGH MAY 31ST
The NCAA extended the recruiting dead period through May 31st in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
"The Division I Council Coordination Committee and the Division II Administrative Committee extended the recruiting dead period through May 31. The committee will continue to be guided by experts to determine whether the date needs to be extended," the NCAA said in a statement.
Amid the initial wave of cancellations because of the virus, it had been in place until April 15. During a dead period a college coach may not have face-to-face contact with college-bound student-athletes or their parents, and may not watch student-athletes compete or visit their high schools. Coaches may write and telephone student-athletes or their parents during a dead period.
In a typical recruiting calendar year, coaches are permitted to 'evaluate' in-person starting June 1st - July 31st. It is expected to know their decision by mid April. Check back in April to find out more about the ongoing recruiting changes.