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Oklahoma Football Program Utilizes NIL to Widen Roster Depth

Oklahoma Football Program Utilizes NIL to Widen Roster Depth

Key points:

  • Oklahoma football program uses NIL to add roster depth
  • NIL opportunities played a role in securing commitments from local recruits
  • OU's innovative approach could benefit in recruiting and transfer portal

Oklahoma Sooners are taking advantage of the Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) laws in college football recruiting to add roster depth. With the new rules, Oklahoma has found a unique way to utilize NIL funding as extra athletic scholarships, allowing them to secure commitments from talented recruits without it counting towards the 85 scholarship spots on the roster. This strategy has already resulted in commitments from two impressive local prospects. Additionally, the Sooners are launching college football’s first Athlete Services Division to further enhance their NIL reach and teach student-athletes how to build their brand.

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