NIL continuing to shift the recruiting landscape

USA TODAY High School Sports‘ Friday Night Notes is a weekly high school football recruiting recap that looks at the latest news from around the country—from the Class of 2022 to ’23 and beyond.

Recruiting has changed — for better or worse — with the introduction of new NIL rules.

Players are now able to profit off their name, image and likeness, which has opened the door for blue blood programs to legally provide top prospects with future financial incentives. Colleges aren’t allowed to lay numbers out on the table, but it goes without saying that athletes can recognize the NIL opportunities big-time programs have to offer fairly easily.

Let’s take a closer look at the impact NIL is having across the college athletics landscape and the biggest recruiting news of the week and weekend.

Meet the Class of 2023

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Meet the top 25 football recruits in the class of 2023

Where are the top 2023 football recruits currently committed?

Where are the top uncommitted 2023 football recruits trending?

23 in ’23: The top quarterback recruits in the class of 2023

23 in ’23: The top running back recruits in the class of 2023

23 in ’23: The top wide receiver recruits in the class of 2023

23 in ’23: The top tight end recruits in the class of 2023

23 in ’23: The top offensive linemen in the class of 2023

23 in ’23: The top edges in the class of 2023

Big bucks to a 5-star quarterback?

Photo: Andrew Ivins, 247Sports

News broke last week that a five-star recruit in the class of 2023 signed an agreement with a school’s NIL department that will pay him $8 million by the end of his junior year. Some have speculated that the recruit is five-star Long Beach Poly (Calif.) quarterback Nicholaus Iamaleava, who is currently a heavy favorite to land at an SEC program. The deal has yet to be confirmed, but if it is true, it…

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