AP: End of recruiting pause has football programs catching up

BleedGopher

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per the AP:

Minnesota’s P.J. Fleck spoke for many coaches nationwide last December when he noted he still hadn’t shaken the hands of about half the prospects who were about to sign with his program.

Those days finally are coming to an end.

The NCAA has lifted the recruiting dead period that has been in place since March 13, 2020, due to the pandemic. The NCAA returned to its usual recruiting calendar Tuesday, allowing prospects to meet coaches in person and for coaches to conduct live evaluations of recruits.

That means programs across the country are going to make up for lost time.

“It’s going to be crazy,” South Carolina coach Shane Beamer said.

The change is a relief for high school football players such as Max Reese, a wide receiver from Fenwick High School in suburban Chicago. Reese has offers from Bowling Green and Northern Illinois, and he has visited both those Mid-American Conference schools. But he couldn’t meet the coaching staffs at either program during his visits because of pandemic-imposed restrictions.


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per the AP:

Minnesota’s P.J. Fleck spoke for many coaches nationwide last December when he noted he still hadn’t shaken the hands of about half the prospects who were about to sign with his program.

Those days finally are coming to an end.

The NCAA has lifted the recruiting dead period that has been in place since March 13, 2020, due to the pandemic. The NCAA returned to its usual recruiting calendar Tuesday, allowing prospects to meet coaches in person and for coaches to conduct live evaluations of recruits.

That means programs across the country are going to make up for lost time.

“It’s going to be crazy,” South Carolina coach Shane Beamer said.

The change is a relief for high school football players such as Max Reese, a wide receiver from Fenwick High School in suburban Chicago. Reese has offers from Bowling Green and Northern Illinois, and he has visited both those Mid-American Conference schools. But he couldn’t meet the coaching staffs at either program during his visits because of pandemic-imposed restrictions.


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You have to feel a little pain for the class of 2021 in regards to their senior year and recruiting. I think many athletes got over looked or got over rated. The colleges are keeping their senior class an additional year. I know seniors in HS that the last time they were evaluated by colleges were 15 years old. they have grown in that time. There will be some interesting journeys for some of these guys.
 




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