Would you buy a house without at least a quick tour? How about purchase a car without a test drive? Maybe marry someone without a date? Big decisions usually require all the information you can gather.
Yet, over the next few weeks, there are a bunch of kids about to make life-changing choices without the opportunity to solidify the fact they’re headed down the right path when they sign to play football at schools they weren’t allowed to officially visit. And there are a lot of coaches that are going to be bringing kids to campuses without a great idea of exactly who they’re really getting. It’s a recipe for disaster on both fronts, all because the NCAA has continually been stretching out the recruiting dead period for months now due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“It’s uncommon ground for everybody in recruiting,” Mississippi State assistant coach Tony Hughes said.