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Nebraska Recruiting: Under the Radar Benefit to Extra Official Visits
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Nebraska Recruiting: Schools Jockeying For Official Visits Spots as June Approaches

March 28, 2021

Recruiting never stops and it’s easy to miss the top stories day-to-day. Recruiting analyst Greg Smith recaps all things Nebraska recruiting news, analysis and more so you never miss a thing.

If you didn’t know any better, you would think it was already announced that the dead period is ending on May 31. I’ve seen recruits posting graphics every day for the last couple weeks. They say they are heading to a school for an official visit in June.

The NCAA has not made any formal announcement on if or when the dead period will end. It currently runs until May 31. The momentum seems to favor the NCAA lifting the dead period at that point. It isn’t clear yet what exactly will be allowed at that point if it does get lifted. Schools are preparing as if official visits will happen starting in June. It seems like at minimum we will get visits back in June with the way things are going now.

Teams are also preparing to have camps back in June too. The Huskers have a camp schedule on their website so that recruits can plan just in case. All these things are smart. Being proactive is certainly the way to go. The problem for every school out there is that they are all seemingly being proactive.

That is creating a huge amount of competition for those early visits. Prospects for the 2022 class have been waiting over a year to take visits. A lot of them have never taken real trips to check out colleges they like. The opportunity could come in June to take these trips after months of Zoom calls and virtual tours.

The visits for the 2022 group would be paid for by the schools since they would be official visits. They would count against the five each prospect is allowed under NCAA rules. I don’t think you’ll get many “throwaway” visits for prospects because time is of the essence. It seems like the December signing period is a long way off. A lot of these players would love to have these official visits in June, make a summer decision and then enjoy their senior year with their friends. In a lot of cases it’s easier to do that without have to worry about which school you want to commit to.

That’s what makes the competition for these early visits so tough. We’ll see how the Huskers end up stacking up. They’ll want to get some early official visits with top targets who want to make summer decisions. The team will also want to use some of those official visits during the season. Fans being back in Memorial Stadium will be a big selling point again.

We are heading towards a busy summer by the looks of things right now.

Recruit Watch

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