By Harry Minium
The recruiting spigot turned off 14 ½ months ago, when in response to the pandemic, the NCAA not only shut down every college athletic team, it also shut down in-person recruiting.
No longer could coaches go out to see players, nor could players visit campuses.
There were tons of Zoom meetings and phone calls, texts and Instagram messages, but thousands of 2021 signees around the country in every NCAA sport chose schools sight unseen.
Part of the recruiting ban was finally lifted on Tuesday, when high school and transfer football players were finally allowed to visit campuses, including Old Dominion University, which, by the way, had been recruiting pretty well in spite of the in-person ban.