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NCAA Extends Recruiting Dead Period Through July 31

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - MARCH 16: The NCAA logo is seen in the second half of the game between the Northwestern Wildcats and the Vanderbilt Commodores during the first round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Vivint Smart Home Arena on March 16, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The NCAA Division I Council Coordination Committee has extended the recruiting dead period for all sports through July 31.

Division I college coaches will not be able to recruit for the next two months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The NCAA announced their decision on Wednesday.

“The Division I Council Coordination Committee extended the recruiting dead period for all sports through July 31,” the statement said. “The committee will regularly evaluate the dead period, continuing to be guided by medical experts. The committee also determined that starting June 1 strength and conditioning coaches may virtually observe voluntary physical workouts for health and safety purposes, but only if requested by the student-athlete.”

While some schools are beginning to open their doors for voluntary workouts, the recruiting period will be put on hold for another two months. The Pac-12 announced that member schools can reopen their facilities for voluntary workouts under certain guidelines beginning June 15. The University of Utah will provide further information on when they will officially open up their facilities later this week.

BYU announced that they will be reopening their facilities on June 1.

Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASportsYou can download and listen to the podcast, here.

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