The downpour of student-athletes signing name, image and likeness deals hasn’t slowed. It continued Thursday night and into Friday. Fourteen Florida Gators student-athletes signed an NIL deal or were at least offered a contract from a company.
Most of these new agreements involve T-shirts the athlete made; partnerships with food companies; Yoke, a gaming app that allows fans to game with current athletes; and Dreamfield, a platform for players to offer their time with diehard fans.
Some of the fees other players have listed on Dreamfield are absurd. Ole Miss quarterback and former Florida commit Matt Corral charges $10,000 an hour for fans to spend time with him. FSU and Miami quarterback McKenzie Milton and D’Eriq King ask for $2,000 an hour that is much more reasonable.
Let’s dive into some more NIL deals that Florida student-athletes signed.
These Florida student-athletes wasted no time inking NIL deals
Quarterback Anthony Richardson
- 1 Quarterback Anthony Richardson
- 2 Safety Donovan McMillon
- 3 Safety Rashad Torrence
- 4 Defensive tackle Antonio Shelton
- 5 Defensive tackle Desmond Watson
- 6 Wide receiver Jordan Pouncey
- 7 Defensive end Jeremiah Moon
- 8 Safety Mordecai McDaniel
- 9 Cornerback Avery Helm
- 10 Defensive end Zachary Carter
- 11 Gymnast Trinity Thomas
- 12 Gymnast Leah Clapper
- 13 List
- 14 These Florida student-athletes wasted no time inking NIL deals
Anthony Richardson jumped on board with Dreamfield as Corral, Milton and King did. He charges $500 an hour to spend time with him. He’s one of four other Florida players to team with this company.
Safety Donovan McMillon
Donovan McMillon announced Thursday he retained Darren Heitner, a law expert who has studied the various NIL quirks. McMillon has his own YouTube channel he can capitalize on. He has 1,160 subscribers.
Taking ownership of my brand is extremely important to me.
I’m pleased to announce I’ve retained the expert law services of Mr. Darren Heitner, Esq to help guide me throughout this new NIL opportunity. DM13 is ready to take Gator Nation and the rest of the U.S. by storm! pic.twitter.com/xL0wrAV5D8
— Donovan McMillon (@donovanmcmillo3) July 1, 2021
Safety Rashad Torrence
Rashad Torrence announced Thursday he teamed with Yoke, a gaming company that allows fans to game with their favorite players. Yoke has already signed 4,000 athletes. It’ll be interesting to see how many athletes set up a Twitch where people can watch them play video games. He also organized a Jenloop account that allows fans to request custom Instagram shoutouts from him via posts or stories. An Instagram post cost is $60 while one on his story is $20.
Defensive tackle Antonio Shelton
Antonio Shelton transferred to Florida from Penn State this offseason. He signed up for Dreamfield along with Richardson. His rate is $100 an hour.
Defensive tackle Desmond Watson
We’re proud to announce that we have inked a deal with our first Official Jerkin’ Jerky Athlete: @DesmondWatson12 🐊🐊🐊
Welcome to the fam! Let’s work! pic.twitter.com/utX1C8IIiH
— Spencer’s Jerkin’ Jerky ➐ (@jerkinjerky) July 1, 2021
Considering he arrived on campus at a massive 432 pounds, it’s not surprising Desmond Watson signed a deal with a food brand. He became the first official athlete endorsement for Spencer’s Jerkin’ Jerky. They released an apparels sale featuring Watson. Not sure how Florida strength and conditioning coach Nick Savage will feel about it though.
Wide receiver Jordan Pouncey
Defensive end Jeremiah Moon
Jeremiah Moon inked a deal with Dreamfield, too. He charges $150 an hour.
Safety Mordecai McDaniel
Mordecai McDaniel is the last Florida player that teamed with Dreamfield. He doesn’t have a price listed currently.
Cornerback Avery Helm
Defensive end Zachary Carter
Zachary Carter signed up for Jenloop with Torrence. He offers shoutouts on Twitter or Instagram. On Twitter, it’s $20 for a tweet and $30 for a tweet with a photo. It’s $80 for an Instagram post and $30 for a shoutout on his story. He also wants an endorsement with Chipotle.
Jenloop🔥🔥 New wave pic.twitter.com/E4jGH0thpV
— Zachary L Carter (@Zachattacks_) July 2, 2021
Gymnast Trinity Thomas
Trinity Thomas is one of three other female athletes from the state of Florida that was offered an endorsement deal with Milner Technologies.
Gymnast Leah Clapper
Leah Clapper and her sister Lily started their own food blog on Instagram on May 6, 2018. She has had offers from food brands that wanted to promote her, but she couldn’t do it until Thursday. Now she can profit off her blog Zest and Finesse.