As the college sports world works to deal with the COVID-19 global pandemic, adjustments and readjustments will continue. For the second time now, the NCAA recruiting dead period has been extended. Back on April 1, the recruiting dead period was pushed back until May 31. With that deadline on the horizon, it’s been pushed back, again: July 31.
From the NCAA:
Considering the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the board of directors for the National Association of Basketball Coaches and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association executive committee have recommended an extension of the current recruiting dead period through July 31.
The current temporary period extends through May 31, and the Division I Council later this month will review the recommendation from the NABC and WBCA and consider possible further adjustments to the recruiting calendar.
The NCAA has decided to cancel their camp for this year. The dead period for basketball recruiting has also been extended to July 31. https://t.co/ibxKgnJOBk
— Paul Biancardi (@PaulBiancardi) May 12, 2020
This update doesn’t mean that coaches can’t contact or communicate with prospects, and vice versa. However, this stipulates that campus visits can’t take place.