Recruits' spring practice visits critical 

April, 2, 2013
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- From Feb. 8 through April 14, the NCAA imposes a quiet period in recruiting, which means the only in-person contact coaches can have with recruits is on campus.

It lines up well with most schools' spring practices, and because of that, coaches do their best to get prospects to their towns to see the campus, meet them, and take in a practice or two.

Offensive lineman Tommy Doles (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian), who has visited Ann Arbor several times, said his most recent visit -- for the first spring practice of the year -- was one of the most helpful in his recruitment.

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