Dead Period extended...again
November 18, 2020
The NCAA announced on Wednesday the anticipated extension of the recruiting "dead period" for all Division I sports through April 15.
“The COVID-19 numbers are not trending in the right direction for the Council to allow in-person recruiting and the associated long-distance travel for coaches, prospective student-athletes and their families,” said Council chair M. Grace Calhoun, athletics director at Pennsylvania. “We acknowledge the impact the restrictions are having on student-athletes who dream of being Division I athletes, but we must prioritize the health and safety of current and potential student-athletes and their families, as well as coaches and others on campus.”
The latest ruling by the NCAA is expected to aid Miami with prospects in the state of Florida, particularly south Florida. However, it may also hinder the Canes with out-of-state prospects, as families may want to keep their sons closer to home during this continuing pandemic.