When the NCAA extended its dead period for December and January for college football recruiting, it altered the schedules of coaches and prospects over the winter.
The NCAA also added time in the summer before teams start camp for a dead period to benefit both sides of the recruiting landscape.
In order to be as educated as possible before signing a National Letter of Intent, more and more prospects are taking unofficial visits early in the process. When players take official visits, programs want to make it hard for them to say no.
Tennessee figures to be a part of football history when it takes on Virginia Tech in the Battle at Bristol in September 2016.
See what Tennessee recruiting coordinator Zach Azzanni said about the alterations to his profession, the importance of campus visits, the Vols' chance at making history and much more by clicking play on the Insider Report video below: