Report: Recruiting dead period expected to end on June 1
The NCAA is expected to lift the current recruiting dead period on June 1, according to a report from CBSSports’ Dennis Dodd.
The dead period has been in place since March 13, 2020, due to COVID-19. It restricts recruits from being able to officially visit schools, among other things.
Dodd also reports that Florida and other major programs already have visits lined up throughout June in anticipation of the dead period being lifted.
“As soon as it expires, there will be pandemonium,” Florida coach Dan Mullen told CBSSports. “It will be waves upon waves upon waves upon waves of kids coming to visit.”
According to the report, the NCAA council will meet this week to officially make that decision. Several weeks ago, the council decided to extend the period through the end of May.
This will allow coaches to meet with players face-to-face and also allow them to attend practices at a recruit’s high school. It will also give recruits more opportunities to visit multiple programs before having to make commitment decisions.
The NCAA council meeting is April 14-15.