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NCAA recruiting dead period extended once again

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The coronavirus pandemic will keep recruits off of campuses around the country until at least the end of June.

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It will still be at least a month and a half until recruits can resume taking official and unofficial visits after the NCAA Division I Council Coordination Committee voted on Wednesday to extend the recruiting dead period until at least June 30.

“The committee will review the dead period dates on May 27 and could extend the dead period at that time,” the NCAA said in a statement.

In order to make up for the lost spring and summer recruiting visits, the NCAA lifted call restrictions for coaches.

Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) and NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) institutions may initiate telephone calls at their discretion to any individual (or the individual’s family members) beginning April 15 of the individual’s junior year of high school through the conclusion of the COVID-19 recruiting dead period.

This waiver permits an institutional coaching staff member to make telephone calls to prospective student- athletes (e.g., high school, two-year and four-year transfer student-athletes) at their discretion from May 2020, through the conclusion of the COVID-19 recruiting dead period.

The waiver will only apply until the end of the COVID-19 recruiting dead period.