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4* QB recruit Jaden Rashada announced his commitment to the Miami Hurricanes and new head coach Mario Cristobal. This alone was not surprising, but the reporting by Jeremy Crabtree for On3 certainly shed some different light on the story. Apparently Miami booster John Ruiz reached a deal with the NIL advisor / lawyer Michael Caspino.
The report states that Caspino stated that Rashada accepted a $9.5 million deal from Ruiz, and turned down $11M from Florida’s “Gator Collective” because of how poorly run the UF collective appeared to be.
All parties have denied the information in the story, including Rashada, Ruiz, Caspino, and the Gator Collective… but I don’t believe Crabtree would just make something up like that. Whether rumors or fact, he heard it from somebody reputable.