Notre Dame football commit scores big with new high school NIL rule

Florida high school athletes, including a certain Notre Dame football commit, can now profit from NIL deals, aligning with a growing national trend
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Noah Grubbs is having an excellent month of June. First, there’s the fact that he decided to pull the trigger for the Notre Dame football program. Secondly, he found out that he’s going to make some serious cash while he waits to make the move to South Bend.

The Florida native is one of thousands of high school players who was affected by a new rule for the state’s high schools. The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) unanimously voted earlier this week to allow high school athletes to profit from their name, image, and likeness (NIL), marking a significant shift in the organization's policy and aligning Florida with a growing national trend.

This could potentially be a game-changer for Notre Dame football as they strive to retain the 2026 prospect for several years. In the midst of a battle to hold onto 2025 commit Deuce Knight, the fact that Grubbs can already make some cash could provide a much-needed boost as the Irish are known to fall short of some programs in that area.

Notre Dame football commit can get serious NIL cash ahead of college

The move is an especially big one because Grubbs and other Florida High school prospects can take advantage of the new rule right away. With the calendar heading towards the 2024 season, it seems incredibly likely that there are already people beating down his door.

Grubbs was one of the many athletes that hailed the new rule on social media. Now he can work with his parents to nail down NIL deals, or he can hire a registered agent that deals specifically with these kinds of money deals.

The move is especially interesting because by the time the 4-star quarterback is ready to play for Notre Dame football, he might be available for revenue sharing as opposed or in addition to NIL at the college level.