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NCAA Mar 16, 2020

NCAA Division I Council institutes recruiting dead period through April 15

The NCAA Division I Council has announced the implementation of a recruiting dead period for all sports through at least April 15, 2020 in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

All in-person recruiting has been banned immediately for Division I coaches. However, coaches may still communicate via phone, text and email with recruits that are eligible for contact.

The NCAA’s decision comes in the aftermath of last week’s near-unanimous cancelation of youth soccer tournaments and league play across the country.

[+READ: Top youth soccer events canceled nationwide, wiping out busy college recruiting period]

See below for the full statement from the NCAA announcing the recruiting dead period: