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We’re holding hope for recruit757 camps
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
The spread of the Coronavirus and our efforts to slow that spread has resulted in professional sports being shut down, college sports and college campuses being shut down, and our local schools nationwide have been shut down.
For the time being, we are all on shut down.
Get your workouts in as you can, avoid groups, and by all means don’t participate in group workouts and pickup games. We want everyone to be healthy when restrictions are lifted. It’s for your health and for the health of all around you.
Government and media reports vary and they predict that we’re going to be under a level of quarantine for at least a few more weeks, if not months. We’re all trying to get a feel for how long practically all public activities will be shut down.
Here are a few scenarios on how recruit757 camps and perhaps college recruiting and college camps playing out in the coming months.
If school comes back into session anytime in May, we’ll plan for recruit757 camps in May on dates TBA including the Clash of the Titans and the recruit757/Sparta Science Showcase if possible.
That’s likely to be a best case scenario.
As of now, face-to-face recruiting between college football programs and prospects is forbidden. The Spring Evalation period starts on April 15 and runs through May 31. If high schools are not in session, there’s no point in a Spring Evaluation period. Expect the NCAA to cancel the spring evaluation period if quarantines aren’t lifted.
We will look to hold recruit757 before June 1. Once June arrives, it’s important that prospective student-athletes attend college one day camps in order to get directly recruited. recruit757 camps will become a prep for those college camps since all athletes will look to ramp up to be ready to showcase directly for colleges in June.
We’re hopeful that we see camps return before the summer.
recruit757 is still working to expose high school athletes for their recruitment, and we’re reporting directly to college football programs who subscribe to recruit757 scouting service. Without a way to evaluate athletes this spring, scouting service becomes an even more important source of information for college football programs. If you’re a college coach and you’re not subscribed, we implore you to do it now! We’re reporting on close to 1000 athletes across the state of Virginia between the recruiting classes of 2021 and 2024.
If college camps can return by June, we could see the recruiting cycle get back to normal and we’re hopeful for a football season. Stay tuned, stay safe and be healthy.
– Andy Hilton