NCAA extends recruiting dead period to May 31

NCAA extends recruiting dead period to May 31
FILE — Recruiting was shut down on March 13, not long after the cancellation of all winter and spring sports because of the new coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) (Source: Michael Conroy)

(AP) — The recruiting dead period has been extended in all NCAA Division I and II sports through May 31.

Recruiting was shut down on March 13, not long after the cancellation of all winter and spring sports because of the new coronavirus outbreak.

The original suspension was through April 15.

The latest decision by the Division I Council Coordinator Committee essentially wipes out spring recruiting for this academic year.

A dead period prohibits in-person visits by recruits and coaches, but electronic communication is still permissible.

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