5-star freshman QB Brock Vandagriff already has endorsement deal lined up once NIL law passes in Georgia
Brock Vandagriff is poised to become one of the first Bulldog athletes to profit from Georgia’s upcoming name, image and likeness bill once it becomes law come July 1.
If you don’t know the name yet, you will soon enough as Vandagriff is a true freshman quarterback in Athens that signed with Kirby Smart’s Georgia program after being rated as a five-star prospect and the No. 3 overall quarterback recruit in the 2021 recruiting cycle.
According to Eric Jackson of the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Vandagriff is expected to be among five Georgia athletes that will have the opportunity to be endorsed by apparel brand Onward Reserve on July 1. Jackson reports that Onward Reserve is the first Georgia business planning to sign athletes to legal endorsement deals in the state.
The owner of Onward Reserve, TJ Callaway, is a Georgia supporter.
Other Georgia athletes anticipated to be approached by Onward Reserve include kicker Jack Podlesney, track and field athlete Matthew Boling, golfer Trent Phillips and baseball player Connor Tate.
It remains to be seen what, if any, deals JT Daniels may have lined up once name, image and likeness becomes legal in the state, but it’s interesting to see speculation surrounding Vandagriff having an endorsement deal considering all the hype surrounding the Daniels this offseason.
Who would have seen that coming?