Coaches will have to wait even longer before seeing recruits in action.
This afternoon, the NCAA’s Division I Council announced it would be extending the current recruiting dead period in all sports through Aug. 31.
Now, no in-person recruiting will be allowed to take place, limiting coaches to phone calls and video conferences.
“The full Council and the Council Coordination Committee will continue to review the recruiting dead periods on a regular basis,” the NCAA’s statement read. “A dead period precludes all in-person recruiting. Phone calls and correspondence can continue to occur.”
Outside of recruiting, the NCAA also announced they would keeping the summer access model as it stands, which allows for eight weeks of training, conditioning and skill instruction.
“Additionally, the Men’s and Women’s Basketball Oversight Committees indicated they are not planning to recommend any changes to the summer access model that was adopted last week, which permits institutions to begin summer countable athletically related activities in basketball beginning July 20 and may include up to eight hours per week of weight training, conditioning and skill instruction, with not more than four hours of skill instruction.”