Recruiting Notes: Dead period extended, KU cracks top 10 for 5-star PG
The NCAA’s Division I Council announced late Thursday that it had extended the recruiting dead period, for all sports, through Aug. 31.
The announcement, which included a note about the Council regularly reviewing the college recruiting landscape and making adjustments as necessary, came just one month after the dead period had been extended through July 31.
A dead period means no in-person recruiting activities, including college campus visits, in-home visits or live evaluations.
Prospects are allowed to reach out to coaches as much as they like, and phone calls, text messages, emails, Zoom calls and even virtual visits are all allowed.
At Kansas, both the football and men’s basketball programs are currently in the process of trying to fill up their 2021 recruiting classes.
KU hoops has received an oral commitment from Top 30 prospect Zach Clemence. And Les Miles’ football program already has a dozen or so commitments from players on both sides of the ball.
Many of those players committed to KU without taking an official visit and most said they planned to make such a visit when the pandemic passed.
With the dead period extended through the end of August and uncertainty surrounding the upcoming college sports calendar, it’s hard to project when visits of any kind might be possible.
KU cracks top 10 for PG
Kansas basketball made the cut in five-star point guard JD Davison’s most recent recruiting update this week.
The 6-foot-3, 180-pound Davison attends Calhoun High in Letohatchee, Ala., and is ranked No. 15 overall in the 2021 recruiting class by Rivals.com.
Ranked by Rivals as the third best point guard in the class, Davison jumped nine spots, from No. 24 to No. 15, in Rivals’ most recent recruiting rankings and also transitioned from a four-star prospect to five-star status.
Joining Kansas on Davison’s list of 10 are: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Memphis, Louisville and LSU.