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What does the Georgia High School Association’s new NIL policy mean for recruiting?

SystemSystem Posts: 7,416 admin
edited October 2 in Article commenting
imageWhat does the Georgia High School Association’s new NIL policy mean for recruiting?

Sentell’s Intel is all about the latest Georgia football recruiting info. This rep has the latest with the Georgia High School Association’s updated stance on name, image and likeness and how it pertains to high school recruiting in the state going forward.

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  • CHDawg54CHDawg54 Posts: 155 ✭✭✭ Junior
    edited October 2

    If they take money for playing a sport it makes them a professional athlete. What has happened to amateur sports? I already don't watch most professional sports anymore. They are going to ruin high school and college football.

  • brvhrtbrvhrt Posts: 303 ✭✭✭ Junior
  • brvhrtbrvhrt Posts: 303 ✭✭✭ Junior

    The GHSA is a collection (at the top, at least) of fools. They have further opened the same gate that the NCAA opened a couple of years ago. When will it stop? When it crashes and burns. As long as folks keep thinking modern football is “about the kids”, a collective blind eye will be turned toward the monstrosity that can only be fed by more and more money.

  • street0123street0123 Posts: 65 ✭✭✭ Junior

    College teams will now pay GA football prospects a weekly/monthly fee to keep their school in the top 10, top 5 or to promote their school and school products exclusively.

  • UGADad20UGADad20 Posts: 1,527 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited October 3

    This sounds like any GA HS player can take money from anyone for any reason as long as it isn't performance based.

    It also sounds like GA's law differs from MO's law in that GA players can take money from any source where MO's HS players can only take money from MO sources(?).

    Pandora's box has officially been opened. I see Saban bailing out of this fiasco sooner rather than later. If you saw Saban's sideline meltdown last week you have to wonder if those kinds of outbursts and that kind of stress is okay for a 72 yo man. Throw the changing NIL landscape on top of it all and CFB, as we've known it, is irrevocably changed.

    Everything in CFB that was better and different than pro football is being slowly eroded away. Maybe players that take NIL money should not get a scholarship and pay their own way?

  • BoydCrowderBoydCrowder Posts: 64 ✭✭✭ Junior

    This is a very complex issue we're dealing with in very fluid circumstances. Now I'm not a lawyer, administrator or coach but I'll tackle the most important question raised by this excellent article: if you're going to do a commercial for a tire company, wouldn't you be throwing the football through a tire swinging on a rope? Not drywall! Or is the tire too obvious?

  • BigDawg888BigDawg888 Posts: 1,224 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited October 3

    It means players are getting paid. Bottom line.

    This is America not some communist craphole of a nation yet. We believe in the free market. If high school basketball players and high school baseball players can get paid at 17 or 18 years old and child actors can get paid then why not football athletes?

    This is America, all you anti-capitalist rule mongerers can get over yourselves.

    The market will self correct just let it do it's thing - Adam Smith told me that!

  • UGADad20UGADad20 Posts: 1,527 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Wow, you are really trying to stretch a point. "17 &18" yo baseball players are being paid to be professional baseball players in the minor leagues.

    Just go to minor league football and keep college football for student athletes. Would love to see someone sue the NFL to make it lift its 3 yr ban. Let HS players jump right to the NFL (IF anyone wants them) and keep CFB for student athletes. IF you want to play CFB this year these are the rules. If you don't want to play CFB declare for the NFL draft and take your chances. Then you could have "17,18",19 yo's riding the bench in the NFL like they do in the NBA. Because of all the bench riding the G League (NBA minor league) was born.

    It always surprises me that the player's unions have pushed for no restrictions on HS players jumping to the pro's. For every 18 yo player that rides the bench in a pro league, while he develops, there is a man (probably with a family) who is out of a job. You would think the unions would protect its members especially since there is already a queuing "league" available to play in between HS and the NFL.

    This whole NIL mess is going to blow up. HS kids are too young to enter into contracts. That will cause problems when families have accepted money then changed their minds. Players and families will have tax/IRS consequences that will be difficult to manage. College players will try and unionize. THEN wait until congress gets involved. It will end up a huge mess.

    NIL was never intended to be play for pay. It is a free for all that is likely to eventually get players and schools in trouble. There has to be some rules coming to manage it.

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