The recruiting dead period refers to a three-week window from December 16 to January 4 wherein coaches are only allowed to call a player once a week. Visits to campus, officially or unofficially, are against the rules, as is visiting a player's high school. Things settle down.
Do coaches relax during the dead period? God, no. These men agonize over the jist of what they're going to say during their only chance at contact. How should they come across? What can they legally promise?
They're like Hugh Grant in [insert title of most recent romantic comedy].
I've put together a list of the ten players that I imagine the top SEC coaches will call during the recruiting dead period, and what I think they'll want to say. It's just a supposition, but I don't think I'm too far off.
Take a look.