NCAA adds new college football recruiting dead period

Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY

A change in the rules means no recruiting during bowl season.

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.

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