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Another step towards normalcy, folks.
We’re opening up businesses and getting them back to normal. We’re getting fans back in the stands. And now we’re getting college football recruiting — as well as recruiting for other college sports — back to normal as well.
As Steve Wiltfong with 247Sports so kindly tweeted out on Monday night, the NCAA Dead Period, which has been a thing since March of 2020, is now officially over. Prospects are now able to walk inside college football facilities, take in-person visits — both official and unofficial — and attend summer camps.
The NCAA Dead Period dating back to March 2020 is now over. Prospects can walk inside a college football facility and visit campus, take an official visit, etc. and college coaches can host and attend camps.
— Steve Wiltfong (@SWiltfong247) June 1, 2021
We are BACK!
Every time I see news like this, I have to share it. After 14 long months of uncertainty, insanity and frustration, we are finally seeing the small details of our day-to-day lives get back to normal. Fellow OutKick writer Meg Turner pointed out on Monday that the NCAA dead period lasted 444 days.
444. Hard to imagine, right?
Heck, the NFL recently announced that training camps will even host fans.
I never thought I would be so excited to get things like in-person recruiting and training camp fan attendance back, but here we are. Like so many of you, I’m not taking any of the little stuff surrounding sports for granted this time around.
It’s going to be a good day.
Follow Clint Lamb on Twitter @ClintRLamb.