Alabama's Ga’Quincy McKinstry lands most obvious NIL deal ever
If ever an NIL deal was meant to be, it’s the one that came to fruition Wednesday between Alabama freshman cornerback Ga’Quincy McKinstry and Kool-Aid.
After all, McKinstry has long had the nickname “Kool-Aid” and he’s even listed on the official Alabama roster as Kool-Aid McKinstry.
Adding to the fun, according to On3 reporter Tim Verghese, is that the two parties will be, at least temporarily, swapping names.
According to Kool-Aid’s Twitter account bio, “In honor of our new partnership, we’ve swapped names with Kool-Aid McKinstry and given him the power of OH YEAH.”
McKinstry responded on his Twitter account by adding, “Honored to partner with Kool-Aid the brand. I will be sharing the OH YEAH title with the Kool-Aid man.”
The 6-1, 190-pound McKinstry is a native of Birmingham, Alabama. He was one of the top recruits in the 2021 class, having been tabbed by 247Sports as the No. 1 prospect in Alabama and the No. 23 overall recruit in the nation.
— Ga’Quincy McKinstry (@koolaid) August 18, 2021
— Ga’Quincy McKinstry (@koolaid) August 16, 2021