With the 2020 recruiting cycle over, it’s time to move onto the 2021 recruiting cycle. To begin our “introduction” to the 2021 cycle, let’s get familiar with the cycle’s recruiting calendar. Please note, that you could view the 2019-2020 recruiting calendar for the FBS level, here. This calendar runs from August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2020. Any dates from August 1, 2020 to February 3rd, 2021 are our educated assumptions based off prior years.
To start off, until March 1st, college football programs are in a dead period. During this time, coaches are not allowed to have any in-person contact with recruits, however, coaches can still talk to 2021 recruits through other means such as texting, social media, or any other non in-person method.