clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Thursday Quickies: Recruiting Challenges Edition

New, comments

Kentucky’s recruiting strategies just became much more difficult for the rest of 2020.

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

On Thursday evening, the NCAA announced that the “recruiting dead period” is being extended through January 1st, 2021. This means all college coaches will not be permitted to have any in-person contact for recruiting through the remainder of the year.

While Kentucky and their staff have been in this situation since March, it’s still not the greatest news to know that there won’t be any in-person recruiting efforts for the rest of 2020. With no apparent answer for COVID-19 in the foreseeable future, this could also linger into 2021.

The good news here is the NCAA appears to be taking this one step at a time and has left the door open for in-person recruiting to resume early 2021. Whether that actually happens or not is a much different story, but at least it remains a possibility at this point.

The safety of both program staffs as well as recruits and their families is the top priority here. And while everyone prefers in-person recruiting, the process can indeed be completed thanks to how advanced we are with technology.

It’s not exactly the news Kentucky was wanting to hear, but certainly news they had to expect was coming. More updates to follow as we near the end of 2020.

Tweet of the Day

Those 50/49/91 splits are just incredible.

Quickies

Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James sets record with 16th selection to All-NBA team - ESPN

Don’t forget about former Wildcat Anthony Davis.

Wildcat Forecast: Can UK’s Three-Headed Monster Add a Fourth? - Kentucky Sports Radio

Just how deep can Kentucky go at running back?

Buccaneers’ Bruce Arians on Brett Favre’s critique: Tom Brady and I are ‘fine’ - ESPN

BA has some guts for laying it all on the G.O.A.T. this week.

What we learned about Auburn during fall camp - Cats Illustrated

ONE WEEK FROM SATURDAY.

Big Ten playing football this fall might be catalyst for Pac-12 doing the same - USA Today

Interesting that the Pac-12 is just going to “follow the leader.”

NCAA men’s and women’s college basketball seasons can start Nov. 25 - ESPN

You know you got chills just thinking about it.

Manning, Woodson among 2021 Pro Football Hall of Fame candidates - USA Today

Star-studded lineup of candidates.

Los Angeles Dodgers heading to playoffs for eighth straight season - ESPN

Will the addition of Mookie Betts finally lift them over the top?