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Florida-bound QB Jaden Rashada asks for scholarship release amid NIL dispute: Sources

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Four-star quarterback Jayden Rashada signed with florida December 21st Did not report to campus last week amid controversy over name, image, and likenessasked for the release of the scholarship, a source close to the program confirmed athletic247Sports was the first to report this application. Here’s what you should know:

  • The recruit’s family has been at odds with the football program since the Gator Collective terminated its more than $13 million NIL contract, according to sources.
  • Rashada is the 56th-best prospect and the 7th-best quarterback in the 2023 recruiting class, according to 247Sports Composite. The Pittsburgh (Calif.) High School graduate was one of the highest-ranked quarterbacks the Gators have acquired in the past decade.
  • He committed to Miami in June amid speculation of a $9 million NIL deal and moved to Florida on November 10.
  • Rashada was at the Under Armor All-American event in Orlando last week, his father Haren said. athletic The family headed straight to Gainesville for spring enrollment.

what happened?

A source close to the program said athletic The $13 million NIL deal signed between Gator Collective and Rashadah before moving to Florida in November began to fall apart last month. Last week’s registration delays surrounded controversy over the value of the renegotiated NIL deal.

What does this mean for the Florida quarterback situation?

The Gators recently landed a move to Wisconsin Graham Martz And 4th grade sophomore Jack Miller is back.they also have Max Brown, the 2022 signer who wore a red shirt this past season. However, Rashada was a high-profile big-arm talent who was expected to adapt and demand early play this spring.

The commitment of 2024 elite quarterback DJ Ragway will help ease the pain, but Rashada’s departure will become a public relations headache for the football programme. It also highlights the dangers facing the sports sector with his NIL contract forced to be negotiated by a third party.

“The University of Florida football program is just one of the victims in this case,” said a source familiar with the Gator Collective deal.

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