- Jan 15, 2007
Sadly, like it or not NIL is here to stay. If you can’t pony up nice NIL packages you are going to be at the end of the recruiting line. Since NIL one of the biggest recruiting questions from athletes is what type of NIL packages can I get. It doesn’t matter a great deal what their family financial background is. The recruiter isn’t suppose to discuss such matters but many of these high school recruits already know which schools can put them in position to receive the max NIL deals. If the Lady Vols can’t join the party, at a particular level, recruiting is always going to be an issue.
I would agree and also add that NIL is more important to a WBB player than a MBB player. Any men's player who gets drafted and sticks with a team makes life-changing money. Only the top level ~20% of WNBA players that stick with a team make life-changing money. Even the stars like Griner play overseas to supplement. WBB players can't afford to set aside four years of earning potential that in many cases will be more $ per year than their rookie contracts in the W. Get the money girls, get that money! Save it, and make good decisions.