The dead period runs through Jan. 15, and some recruits have said they will use that to take a break from recruiting, but that doesn't mean it will shut down for everyone. Coaches are still able to contact recruits during the dead period -- just no in-person contact -- and a number of recruits will be making commitments during this time.
about 1401 days ago | Erik McKinney | NCF On The Trail
The Pac-12 conference was all but officially shut out of the national championship discussion this weekend, but that won't dampen the spirits of the program that caused the dismissal -- Arizona -- or the one that will benefit most from it -- Arizona State.
about 1426 days ago | Erik McKinney | NCF On The Trail
Several Pac-12 programs have an opportunity to make statements on the recruiting trail this weekend, headlined by Arizona State hosting Washington, and including USC's trip to Notre Dame and the biggest clash in the conference -- UCLA visiting Stanford.
about 1464 days ago | Erik McKinney | NCF On The Trail
The Early Offer is RecruitingNation's regular feature, giving you a daily dose of recruiting in the mornings. Today's offerings: Oklahoma hopes its talent pipeline to California hasn't dried up, ESPN 2 and ESPNU have Friday night broadcasts that feature around 10 ESPN 300 prospects; and even without a head coach USC remains active on the recruiting trail.
about 1480 days ago | Jeremy Crabtree | NCF On The Trail
The Pac-12 is the only conference in the country with so many natural rivalries, as Arizona, California, Oregon and Washington are split in half -- or quarters in California's case -- when home state teams take the field.
about 1481 days ago | Erik McKinney | NCF On The Trail
The Early Offer is RecruitingNation's latest feature, giving you a daily dose of recruiting in the mornings. Today's offerings: Da'Shawn Hand changing his visit schedule up is good news for Wolverine fans and bad news for Alabama fans; Arizona, Arizona State, Oklahoma and Texas A&M fans can see big pieces of their 2014 recruiting classes on television Friday night; and one of the top juco recruits in last year's class is going to redshirt at Kansas.
about 1493 days ago | Jeremy Crabtree | NCF On The Trail
While all recruits have the same opportunity to make an impact after signing day, that's not always the case in the days and months leading up to it. Some verbal commitments are bigger than others, whether it's from a top target on the board, a nationally prominent standout who can shine a spotlight on the program or a local legend that continues a pipeline.
about 1523 days ago | Erik McKinney | NCF On The Trail