The NCAA extended the recruiting dead period an additional month through July 31 on Wednesday, marking the third extension in the past two months in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The initial dead period was set to expire on April 15 before the NCAA extended it six weeks on April 1. It was then extended an additional month on May 13 and was set to expire June 30 prior to Wednesday's announcement.
"The Division I Council Coordination Committee extended the recruiting dead period for all sports through July 31," the NCAA said in a statement. "The committee also determined that starting June 1 strength and conditioning coaches may virtually observe voluntary physical workouts for health and safety purposes, but only if requested by the student-athlete."
The committee's decision to allow strength and conditioning coaches to virtually observe players is a new wrinkle that falls in line with the trend of many programs across the country.