Posted On: 06/15/20 8:30 AM

Athletes across the country have been waiting for this moment. Finally, it’s here.

The calendar reads June 15th, meaning college coaches can now have direct communication with prospective student-athletes. For many prospects in the Class of 2022, this milestone represents the start of a college selection process that will alter the course of their young lives. It’s a time surely filled with anxiety and uncertainty as thousands of families brace for the major decisions that lie ahead.

On top of this, there is still an active dead period for Division 1 schools that runs through July 31st. This prevents any in-person visits or camps from taking place, effectively limiting coaches to written or cellular communication with prospects. After waiting so long to establish communication with coaches, it’s understandable that some athletes may feel the need to make a collegiate pledge as quickly as possible. On the other hand, prospects often value being able to see campuses firsthand before making a decision, which is something that can’t be done until August.

The point here is that there are undoubtedly many emotions and preoccupations running through the minds of those in the Class of

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