Five new football recruiting rules were announced Wednesday by the NCAA, including a new dead period for winter recruiting.
The rules will be made effective immediately and mean that no in-person recruiting can take place from Dec. 16 through Jan. 15 -- a month-long period that occurs during bowl season.
A quick rundown of the other rules:
- Football players can prepare for the season using weight training, conditioning and film review during an eight-week period as long as they are enrolled in summer classes. This rule was previously adopted for both men's and women's basketball.
- School staff members can no longer attend all-star games or other such activities.
- An additional 14-day dead period has been established from late June to early July.
- Schools can now pay for meals for up to four family members on a recruit's official visit. Previously, schools could only pay for parents, legal guardians, spouses or children.