With no baseball being played this spring, the recruiting cycle has slowed to a crawl. High school and prep school prospects won't have the opportunity to showcase their skills in front of college recruiters for the unforeseeable future.
Instead of flocking to fields with radar guns and notepads, college recruiters are relying on their evaluations from last season and pouring through social media accounts to find evidence that players are staying active -- or possibly even finding ways to improve -- during this break in play.
The next six weeks -- April 15 to May 31 -- are typically a pivotal time in the recruiting cycle. Many college coaches look to firm up commitments and round out their respective recruiting classes. The summer months are then spent putting the final touches on those incoming classes.
This season, that schedule figures to be delayed as college coaches attempt to sort out which of their players will take advantage of the NCAA's offer of an extra year of eligibility to any spring student-athlete whose season was cut short.