The Rice football offseason calendar is moving along. National Signing Day is done, spring ball is here and the 2022 recruiting class is ramping up.
Ever since recruiting director Alex Brown was hired, National Signing Day has signaled a turning of the page to the next recruiting cycle. Over the past two years, Rice football recruiting has issued more offers to the upcoming class during the week of National Signing Day than it has received commitments from the immediate class.
That trend proved true this year as well, albeit with somewhat of a more narrow scope. Rice has offered 15 players in the 2022 class prior to the month of March, down from 27 players offered at this time last year.
The lack of any sort of in-person meetings with these players has to account for some of the gap. The NCAA announced they were extending the dead period again, this time through May 31.