Prospective high school prospects and college coaches have not been allowed to meet face-to-face in almost a year.
An NCAA mandated dead period has been in place since last spring due to the ongoing pandemic. After seeing that dead period extended multiple times over the past 12 months, it appears that college coaches and recruits alike can now finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.
According to a report by CBS Sports, a high ranking NCAA Council member said it “seems pretty likely we will end the dead period in June if virus cases continue to decline.”
The current dead period is set to expire on May 31.
The NCAA Oversight Committee is set to meet this week and recommend that the dead period transition to a “quiet period.” That means college football programs can host recruits on campus and conduct camps, and those are things that a program like Clemson really counts on when it comes to recruiting.
Just in the past calendar year the Tigers have lost all of head coach Dabo Swinney’s annual football camps, and the ever-important All In Cookout.
Over the past year, recruits have been forced to make one of the biggest decisions of their lives without ever meeting a coach fact-to-face or visiting their respective schools in person. No kid should ever have to do that.
Hopefully, by the time we get into summer, things are starting to get a little closer to what they used to be like.