While some of y’all are focused on out of control boosters taking advantage of the new NIL landscape, I’ve been expecting more of this:
A real estate company is paying a pair of Texas A&M football players $10,000 each for exclusive interviews at an event hosted by a fan website.
The site,, announced on Friday it was “hosting an NIL event sponsored by GreenPrint Real Estate Group” featuring running back Isaiah Spiller and safety Demani Richardson and promoting exclusive interviews.
The event comes just two weeks after a new state law and NCAA guidelines went into effect that allow college athletes to profit from their name, image and likeness (NIL).
Typically, interviews with college athletes are arranged through a school’s sports information department and are unpaid. News organizations like the Houston Chronicle don’t pay for interviews or access.
Recruiting sites paying for player access seems like a natural.
… TexAgs co-owner and executive editor Billy Liucci posted on TexAgs. “I also think everyone wins here, from the content to the student athletes and, of course, for you the subscribers.”
TexAgs, which is not affiliated with A&M, said it reaches more than 650,000 viewers monthly.
Especially when you’ve got the subscriber base to pay for it.