Go to Nashville in June. Get some hot chicken. Compete at a football camp at Vanderbilt?
The world of college football is starting to feel normal. The next step: high school prospects visiting college campuses. That is coming soon.
The NCAA’s Division I Council is expected to put an end to the dead period that has spanned more than a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Beginning June 1, prospects will finally be able to visit colleges and participate in camps. You’ve seen recruiting graphics on Twitter for players who have planned official visits, and now schools such as Vanderbilt are putting out camp calendars.
“It’s going to be the worst month in college football coaching,” Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald joked to The Athletic on Tuesday. “It’s going to be wild. It’s going to be crazy. I told my wife that I’ll see her in July — we’re going on vacation.”
There figures to be a massive influx of visits from prospects who have been patiently waiting to get on the road and check out campuses. College football somehow survived an entire year of virtual recruiting, though it’ll certainly be interesting to track the impact that the lack of evaluations has had on the sport in two or three years.
What are things going to look like?