There are two facets to recruiting’s evaluation period: 1) Observing a prospect in action, such as watching spring ball, and 2) academic assessments, such as meeting with teachers, counselors and coaches.
The UH assistant coaches are in their second round of local recruiting, re-visiting every football-playing high school this week.
The evaluation period ends on May 31, leading to a month in which all Division I coaches may participate in up to 10 days of camps.
Although the evaluation period — during which assistant coaches are not permitted in-person conversations with prospects during campus visits — is an important part of recruiting, it also drives head coaches stir crazy. Head coaches are not allowed to visit the high school campuses during the evaluation period. Yeah, we agree, that’s an inane rule in which assistants but not head coaches may do off-campus recruiting during the 90-day period.