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NCAA to lift recruiting dead period, according to report

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The NCAA is expected to lift the current recruiting dead period June 1, according to CBS National college football writer, Dennis Dodd.

Prospects will be allowed to have in-person contact with coaches on and off-campus if the NCAA chooses to lift the dead period. The current recruiting dead period has been in place since March 2020 due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19.

Multiple Alabama football targets have predicted that the dead period would be lifted this summer and have made plans to visit the University of Alabama. One of those prospects is four-star offensive lineman, Tyler Booker who has an official visit date locked in.

“I have an official visit plan for the last week of June,” Booker told Touchdown Alabama in March. “I can not wait to see what they have to offer and how they stand out among the other schools I take official visits to.”

If the dead period is lifted in June, this will also give Alabama’s coaching staff an opportunity to host recruits for camps and evaluate them in person. They have been unable to do for more than a year. They will also be allowed to travel and speak to recruits at their respective homes and schools.

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Justin Smith is a Scouting/Recruiting analyst for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via @Jdsmith31Smith

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