College football has reached the point of ultimate chaos. Last month, a Texas wide receiver reportedly turned down a seven-figure NIL deal from an opposing school to transfer and join its program.
Xavier Worthy was a breakout star for the Longhorns last season. He came away with 62 catches for 981 yards and 12 touchdowns. The former four-star recruit will be a key piece of the Texas offense this upcoming season.
However, he had an offer reportedly worth seven figures from an opposing school on the table. That kind of number will make anyone think twice about their current situation.
Don’t worry, Texas fans. It sounds like Worthy is deciding to stay in Texas. He turned the seven-figure NIL deal down.
Texas star WR Xavier Worthy received a seven-figure NIL deal from another Power 5 school to enter the transfer portal and join their program, per @247Sports.
Worthy decided to stay with Texas. pic.twitter.com/ew0Jzt6yk1
— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) May 3, 2022
It’s plausible Texas boosters brought out the checkbooks to keep Worthy in Austin. Or perhaps there’s simply better NIL opportunities in his current situation.
Whatever the case may be, college football has reached a point of no return. NIL bidding wars have basically resulted in non-stop college football free agency. It’s wonderful for the athletes, but probably hurtful for the sport at this point.
The good news is Worthy is staying put at his original program instead of jumping ship for the money. Maybe that’s a sign of things to come.
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