In the past, when a college team makes a dramatic jump in recruiting, it very often led to rumors (and many times truth) that there was improper recruiting going on. Our jump in basketball recruiting this year would be an example that might raise eyebrows to outsiders. Now, with NIL, if a school makes a jump, it could be legally better deals for the players aka “student athletes”.
I do not have a full understanding of NIL. I would like someone in the know to help explain it in simple terms. In other words, are there limitations? Could someone like Tyson come to a recruit and say we will pay you $1 mill through an NIL contract if you come to Arkansas? IS that what Phil Knight is doing at Oregon?
Thanks for any answers