After being in place for over a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NCAA is expected to lift the recruiting dead period later this week, per Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports. The dead period would be lifted, effective June 1.
“Everything I’m hearing, we’re headed toward June 1,” a source told Dodd.
The 2021 recruiting class will go down as one of the more unique in history. So many players committed to schools without ever stepping foot on campus. It’s been a difficult time for the players and the schools. Coaches had to rely on previous year’s film. In some cases, players blossom their final years and their offers will reflect that growth.
Numerous schools will get steals in this process. The same amount of schools will find plenty of players who do not fit. And players will quickly find out if they are a fit or not at their new school.
I would expect the NCAA transfer portal to be very busy in the next couple of years. Of course, it’s already busy.
This is good for the kids. These kids are leaving home for the first time and deserve to visit the campus, meet with the coaches and spend time. This is a life-changing decision. Every young man or woman leaving for college should make the most informed decision possible. In order to do that, you must visit the campus, the community and spend time with the coaches.
This decision has been expected for some time. The Virginia Tech Hokies have already been scheduling several visits for the month of June, making it a very important month in Blacksburg.