BYU Sports: On campus visits resume for recruits

BOCA RATON, FLORIDA – DECEMBER 22: The Brigham Young Cougars take the field prior to the game against the Central Florida Knights at FAU Stadium on December 22, 2020 in Boca Raton, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)

For the first time since March 2020, BYU Sports recruits are allowed visit campus as part of their recruitment.

When everything shut down in March 2020, recruiting became a very difficult task for coaches. One of the biggest tools they utilize is on campus visits. These visits allow recruits to meet the coaches, players and other personnel as well as see the facilitates, campus and often times even a game on the sideline.

Without this, recruits were limited to zoom calls, phone calls and unofficial visits that did not have the same effect for potential players coming to BYU. Luckily, this didn’t only affect BYU as every other university in the nation also had to go through this tough process.

For schools like BYU, resuming on campus visits will help out quite a bit versus other schools. While BYU Football and Basketball don’t have the same facilities as some of the big Power 5 schools like Alabama, LSU or Clemson, they do have facilities that are better than most of the Group of Five schools.

Many out of state recruits or non LDS recruits view BYU as a G5 school. When they visit the campus and see the facilities, ROC section and overall landscape of the campus they likely have better experiences than they do at other G5 schools and even some P5 schools.

It will also be great for BYU because of the great personalities that the BYU coaches have. If you’ve ever had the opportunity to talk to Jeff Judkins, Kalani Sitake, Shawn Olmstead, or Mark Pope you know what I’m talking about. They are very approachable and are great to be around. While personality can still come across on Zoom calls, nothing can compare to in person visits and I’d take those guys over just about anyone.