Jaden Rashada case in Florida highlights issues in NIL, recruiting
Using name, image and likeness compensation to recruit college athletes is still very much against NCAA rules. The recent de-commitment from Florida by blue chip quarterback Jaden Rashada shows that NIL is definitely a factor in decisions. Booster-funded collectives are taking on a big role in compensating athletes. Schools can only hope they are acting within the rules and in their best interest. Inserting a third-party in the recruiting process between coaches and recruits has only complicated things. Experts say the collectives should focus on athletes who are already on campus.
Chomp: Gilbert decommits, Gators near halfway point of spring practice
(Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)This story first appeared in Chomp, our brand new Gators Football newsletter. In an episode of Gators Breakdown, David shares why he wasn’t too surprised by the decommitment and what it means for Florida. Ad❓ Spring practice Q&AAs the Gators approach the halfway point of spring practice, Will Miles joined David in the latest episode of Gators Breakdown to answer hot-topic questions surrounding the team. One note: true freshman Chief Borders has made a good impression early on in spring practice. 🎙️ Listen to Gators BreakdownYou can catch up on previous episodes of Gators Breakdown at news4jax.com/gatorsbreakdown.