College football coaches will have a chance to catch their breath this week after a wild recruiting weekend.
Sixty-four 2018 football recruits committed to FBS programs between Friday and Sunday, according to Scout, many of whom committed during or shortly after they made campus visits. The final weekend of June fell during the end of the recruiting quiet period.
During a quiet period, a college coach may only have face-to-face contact with college-bound student-athletes or their parents on the college’s campus. A coach may not watch student-athletes compete (unless a competition occurs on the college’s campus) or visit their high schools. Coaches may write or telephone college-bound student-athletes or their parents during this time."
The quiet period for the 2016-17 recruiting calendar runs from June 1 through July 31, 2017, but with one exception. There is a two-week dead period in the middle from June 26 through July 9, during which coaches are only allowed to contact recruits and their parents via phone or mail.
During a dead period a college coach may not have face-to-face contact with college-bound student-athletes or their parents, and may not watch student-athletes compete or visit their high schools. Coaches may write and telephone student-athletes or their parents during a dead period."
Following the conclusion of the dead period on July 31, the 2017-18 recruiting calendar begins with another dead period from August 1 through August 31.