Reports: Florida releases QB Jaden Rashada after NIL deal nixed

Jaden Rashada is free to sign with another team after he was released from his national letter of intent by Florida, multiple media outlets reported Friday.A four-star quarterback prospect, Rashada — the highest-rated signing in the Gators’ 2023 class — asked for his release after a reported $13 million name, image and likeness deal fell through.Universities in Florida are prohibited by state law from providing or arranging NIL competition, with deals instead made through third parties called collectives.The Gator Collective terminated its agreement with Rashada on Dec. 7, The Athletic reported, adding the group hoped to sign him to a lesser deal.Rashada, who is rated as the No. 7 quarterback in the 2023 class by the 247Sports composite, never enrolled in classes this month as planned and asked to be released earlier this week.National Signing Day is Feb. 1. He signed with the Gators during the early signing period in December.