Ohio State has suspended all official and unofficial visits for recruits through April 20 and will not recruit off-campus this spring due to the coronavirus outbreak, Ryan Day announced Wednesday on Twitter.
We will suspend all official and unofficial visits to our campus through April 20 while we continue to monitor and adjust to todays changing issues. In addition, our coaches will not recruit off campus this spring while we follow the universitys new temporary travel guidelines.— Ryan Day (@ryandaytime) March 11, 2020
Ohio State announced Monday, when it suspended in-person classes through at least March 30, that “university-sponsored domestic air travel will be limited to business essential travel and will be approved on an as-needed basis” through April 20. Per those guidelines, Day and his staff will not be going on the road to recruit until after that period of time, even though the evaluation period for recruiting begins on April 15.
The recruiting calendar is currently in a quiet period, in which coaches cannot travel to recruit but they are allowed to host recruits for visits, and many high-profile visitors were expected to attend practices and/or the spring game this spring. Now, though, those visits will have to be postponed.
The decision to suspend recruiting visits and recruiting travel through April 20 comes on the heels of Michigan also suspending recruiting visits and travel through April 21 earlier Wednesday.
Ohio State announced Wednesday night that the spring game, scheduled for April 11, has been canceled.