Report: NCAA football oversight committee recommends another extension to recruiting dead period
Another extension to the recruiting dead period may be on the horizon. Multiple reports indicate that the NCAA football oversight committee is making the recommendation to extent the deadline.
Nicole Auerbach of The Athletic reported on Thursday that the football oversight committee is recommending an extension on the recruiting dead period through May 31, 2021. That would mean that official and unofficial visits for potential prospects has been on hiatus for over one year.
Currently, the dead period runs through April 15 in all NCAA sports.
The football oversight committee has recommended extending dead period through May 31. Division I Council could decide this recruiting period issue at meeting next week (2/17) or push to March.
— Nicole Auerbach 😷 (@NicoleAuerbach) February 11, 2021
Per Auerbach’s report, a decision on whether or not to extend the dead period could come at a meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 17. It could also be pushed back until March, though it sounds like could be coming soon to help provide some clarity on the issue, rather than delaying.
Football coaches, and really coaches in all sports, have been forced to find new and unique recruiting methods recently. Without official visits permitted, most recruiting has taken place via virtual meetings, social media, phone calls and text messages.