The NCAA’s Division I Council Coordination Committee extended the recruiting dead period through July 31, the group announced Wednesday.

College football has been in a dead period since March 13, when the NCAA initially halted recruiting due to the spread of the coronavirus.

Wednesday’s announcement means recruiting visits cannot resume until Aug. 1 at the earliest. And if the virus has receded to a point where the NCAA feels comfortable ending the dead period by the first of August, then every Division I program will be on campus in the midst of preparing for the 2020 season.

At present, more than 800 recruits have made commitments ahead of their senior year, more than double the typical number at this point in the cycle.

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