Former USC Commit Jake Garcia ‘Open For Business’ as NIL Floodgates Open

Prior to taking one snap in a college game, freshman quaterback Jake Garcia is letting the world know he is open for business. 

Garcia is currently enrolled at Miami and spent the spring with the Hurricanes learning Rhett Lashlee’s system before the start of the 2021 season. Garcia was previously committed to USC, but decommitted before signing his national letter of intent.

July 1, marks the start of a new era for college athletics. As of today, student athletes across the country are allowed to capitalize on their name, image and likeness without losing their eligibility.

According to ESPN, “name, image and likeness rights are also frequently called an individual’s right to publicity. NCAA athletes will be able to accept money from businesses in exchange for allowing the business to feature them in advertisements or products. Athletes also will be allowed to use their own status as a college athlete to promote their own public appearances or…

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