How to talk to college coaches about monetizing your name, image and likeness (NIL)

Editor’s Note: This article was submitted by our partner, ScoutingZone, in an ongoing series of best practices for college recruiting. 

Student athletes interested in monetizing their NIL (name, image, likeness) will need to ask questions about NIL rules when talking with college coaches. During the recruiting process, student-athletes should should create a list of questions about the NIL rules that would impact them. Here are a few suggested questions:

  • What NIL rules are enforced by your school and conference?
  • What is NIL going to look like for me if I come to your institution?
  • How are current student athletes monetizing their NIL?
  • What marketplaces are your current athletes using to monetize on their NIL?
  • What platform is your compliance office using to manage and approve NIL contracts?
  • What resources and support does your athletic department have in place around NIL?

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