The coronavirus pandemic continues to halt the in-person recruiting trail for collegiate athletics.
The NCAA Division I Council announced on Thursday an extension of the recruiting dead period in all sports through August 31.
“Additionally, the Men’s and Women’s Basketball Oversight Committees indicated they are not planning to recommend any changes to the summer access model that was adopted last week, which permits institutions to begin summer countable athletically related activities in basketball beginning July 20 and may include up to eight hours per week of weight training, conditioning and skill instruction, with not more than four hours of skill instruction.
“Council members also granted a waiver to modifying the start date for preseason practice in sports other than football. Fall preseasons generally begin a specific number of days prior to the first scheduled regular season contest. The waiver allows teams to count back from the first day contests are allowed, instead of a team’s actual scheduled first contest.
“The waiver allows some flexibility for additional acclimatization for fall sport student-athletes who missed out on spring participation opportunities and accounts for schedule changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”
[Listen to the latest Talkin’ Ducks Podcast with host Jordan Kent and special guest former two-sport athlete and Olympian Devon Allen].
Lucky for the Oregon football team, head coach Mario Cristobal hasn’t skipped a beat during this “dead period.”
Since mid-March when the COVID-19 pandemic slowly began to shut the sports world down, the Ducks continued to have success in recruiting:
This speaks volumes on Cristobal as well as the Oregon football program itself. The talent combined with the coaching and leadership pave the way for future success. The Ducks currently have the No. 1 recruiting class in the Pac-12 conference in 2021 as well as the No. 7 ranked class nationally.
Be sure to download and listen for free Sports Uncovered: The uniform craze that revolutionized college football