The NCAA has extended the dead period for recruiting back six more weeks — to May 31. Initially, that date was set for April 15, back on March 13. However, the NCAA has pushed that back further in an updated response to COVID-19.
In a tweet this afternoon, the NCAA announced that the Division I Council Coordination Committed and the Division II Administrative Committee elected to move the deadline through the end of May. That is subject to change, too.
Division I, Division II extends their recruiting dead periods: pic.twitter.com/aIC7WUTg3p
— Inside the NCAA (@InsidetheNCAA) April 1, 2020
This obviously doesn’t mean all recruiting activities must stop; the game is the game, and that will continue. Coaches are still able to correspond with prospects. Recruits may also communicate with potential coaches.
However, there will be no campus or in-home visits.
And for the eleventy-billionth time since this is asked every year, the dead period doesn't mean coaches can't communicate with recruits, doesn't mean recruits can't communicate with coaches. They just can't visit campuses and vice versa.
— Brandon Huffman (@BrandonHuffman) April 1, 2020