OK, after taking two days off for the best two days in sports, my post-season depression is sinking in. Seven months to go.
We’re in a contact period right now - coaches can talk to seniors off campus. Chambers was in to see Jeter yesterday. That ends March 22 (this Thursday).
Late signing period: April 11-May 16
Early signing period for next year: November 14-21
The rules for recruiting are constantly changing. Right now, the staff can call juniors once per month through the end of July, and that’s about it.
In August, the juniors become seniors and can be called twice a week, be contacted off campus on or after Sept. 9 (during contact periods) and can make an official visit after their school year starts.
Also, in August, the rules are going to change and coaches can have off campus contact with juniors at their school and during April, at their school or home.
Anyone with a lawyer handy or a school compliance officer on retainer can take in the whole convoluted hairball, made necessary by the Kentuckys, Connecticuts and Syracuses of the world, in NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Off-Campus Recruiting Guide.