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What is a Dead Period


Definition: A "Dead Period," as the name implies, is a time when nearly all recruiting activity is temporarily shut down.

During a dead period, coaches cannot:

  • Make in-person recruiting contacts
  • Conduct in-person evaluations -- on or off-campus
  • Schedule official campus visits
  • Allow unofficial campus visits
  • Offer complimentary tickets to games
The only permissible communications during a dead period are phone calls (limited by NCAA regulations to one call per week) and correspondence.
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