Recruiting dead period extended through September

 Posted by at 11:39 PM on August 12, 2020
Aug 122020
 

The NCAA announced Wednesday night the the current recruiting dead period for college basketball coaches has been extended through at least Sept. 30.

The ban, which has been in effect since March due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19, prohibits college coaches from traveling off-campus to meet with or evaluate recruits, and coaches are also barred from bringing prospective recruits to their college campuses for recruiting visits. The NCAA said the ban will be revisited in September, and the Herald-Leader has been told that coaches are expecting it to ultimately be extended through the end of 2020, with the possibility that the recruiting dead period could even last into the new year.

The NCAA said in its statement that it “took feedback from coaching associations in making its decision, and most coaching groups recommended the extension through at least Sept. 30.”

College coaches are permitted to communicate with recruits and their families through telephone calls and video meetings during the current dead period.

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