What is a “Dead Period” & how does it affect recruiting?

A “Dead Period” is when coaches from NCAA schools are prohibited from having face-to-face interaction with recruits or their families – even if the recruit and/or parents make an unannounced visit to a coach’s office while they are touring college campuses.

Every NCAA Division I and II sport other than football has at least one “Dead Period” from November 12 to 14 or 15, around the initial date for recruits to sign an NCAA National Letter of Intent, depending upon whether the sport is a Division I or II program.

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