The NCAA’s Division 1 Council has extended the recruiting dead period through the end of the year. Silver Creek (Sellersburg, IN) senior forward Trey Kaufman has taken official visits to two of his five finalists in Indiana and Purdue, and he has been able to interact with Indiana State’s players and coaches on multiple unofficial visits there, but the news does affect his ability to have more in-depth experiences – official visits, or unofficial visits with in-person interaction with coaches and players – with his two other finalists, Virginia and North Carolina.
Kaufman and his mother toured UVA and UNC the first week of September, but because of the dead period he could not have face-to-face interaction with coaches from either program while on those visits.
“Obviously I would want to take more official visits if I could,” Kaufman told TheSabre.com when asked how the latest dead period extension impacts his decision-making process. “At the same time, with both Virginia and North Carolina, I’ve been around there. We’ve had plenty of virtual calls. I’ve been around campus where it really doesn’t matter if I do a visit. I think I’m comfortable being able to go to either of those places.”