The wild post-dead period

College football recruiting notebook: NIL arms race and the wild post-dead period 🏈

With prospects visiting each week, the majority of coaches are now taking vacations during the dead period in July just to recover. One personnel director told ESPN he slept at his house seven times in June and slept at the facilities the rest of the time because he was so busy. Those visits are over now, as the dead period started June 28 and runs through July 24. We spoke to coaches and personnel directors to look at how wild June was. We also asked them how they plan on using unofficial visits to try to bring recruits back on campus during the season and how difficult it will be to convince recruits to come back on their own dime.