UVa Recruiting War Room #4: Offense

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It is a slow period in recruiting right now. After Virginia’s flurry of commitments following the UVA/FSU game,
things have quieted down somewhat. Players are busy finishing their seasons and some continue to set up official visits.
For the prospects that have not decided, many will wait until December, January, or even February to make their
selections (after some or all official visits).

Things will pick up considerably following Virginia’s contest versus Virginia Tech. The ‘Hoos host a number of
prospects, including wide receivers Doug Dutch and Mario Urrutia , on that weekend. In addition to the big weekend for
Virginia, the contact period begins on November 30th. The following is from the 2003-2004 Division I Football
Recruiting Calendar:

Contact Period…

November 30, 2003 through January 31, 2004 [except for (1) though (5)  below] – Six
in-person off-campus contacts per prospective student-athlete shall be
permitted during this time period with not more than one permitted in any
one calendar week (Sunday through Saturday) or partial calendar week:

  1. December 21, 2003 (The Sunday after the third Saturday in December): Quiet Period
  2. December 22, 2003 through January 1, 2004: Dead Period
  3. January 2 through January 4, 2004: Quiet Period
  4. January 5, 2004 through January 8, 2004: Dead Period
  5. January 9, 2004 and January 10, 2004: Quiet

The definitions of the above periods are…

Contact period – permissible for authorized athletic department staff members to make in-person, off-campus
recruiting contacts and evaluations.

Dead period – not permissible to make in-person recruiting contacts or evaluations on- or off-campus or permit
official or unofficial visits.

Evaluation period – permissible for authorized athletics department staff to be involved in off-campus activities
to assess academic qualifications and playing abilities. No in-person, off-campus recruiting contacts with a prospect
are permitted.