Nolan Catholic head coach David Beaudin responds to NCAA dead period extension

Nolan Catholic head coach David Beaudin responds to NCAA dead period extension
Nolan Catholic head coach David Beaudin responds to NCAA dead period extension (Copyright (c) 2021 VYPE - All rights reserved)

The NCAA Division I Council announced on Wednesday that they would be extending the recruiting dead period through May 31. This comes as a huge blow to many high school athletes who have yet been able to visit a college campus before making what could be a life-long decision to play a sport for a college.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been almost a year since recruits were able to visit a school. The current ban on in-person recruiting was put into place in March 2020. With the NCAA extension on the dead period, the dead period will last far longer than a year. The council has a plan to provide an update on potential return to in-person recruiting no later than April 15.

Fort Worth Nolan Catholic's head football coach, David Beaudin, took to Twitter on Wednesday to share his response to the NCAA's decision: