The recruiting dead period started Monday and runs through January 15. Dead periods, quiet periods, evaluation periods...it can get a bit confusing. Here is what the NCAA says about a dead period:
During a dead period a college coach may not have face-to-face contact with college-bound student-athletes or their parents, and may not watch student-athletes compete or visit their high schools. Coaches may write and telephone student-athletes or their parents during a dead period.
The dead period might be the most confusing of all, but here is what is allowed within the above rule:
- Calls (one/week from coach, unlimited from recruit)
- Visits to a college (ie: bowl practices) but meeting with a coach is not allowed on or off campus
That being said, recruiting could be pretty eventless for a little while so I'm open for suggestions. If you have something you'd like me to tackle, let me know and I'll try to pump out some material as my Christmas break is just a day away.