If players are getting this kind of money, are they even held to APR requirements? Technically, he could just be a walk-on, and not regulated through the NCAA as a scholly player right? He probably has to be enrolled to play, but is there anything preventing him from taking like 1 survey course per semester and leaving after 3 years?
Would they be held to APR requirements - absolutely. If they are recruited athletes they would fall under APR.
Reading the On3 article what strikes me most is all the lawyer talking going on. I never talked to so and so about this player. We had nothing to do with this. There is clearly some concern to protect backsides in case NCAA does decide to look into anything.
The reason DRad and Cristobal ended up in Miami is because Ruiz and a few other boosters made it clear they were going to spend big bucks to support the program.
It's also clear from the lawyer representing Rashada comments that collectives can hurt you as well as help you.
Miami has been arguably the most aggressive NIL school in the country in terms of both its football and basketball programs.
Until some legitimate rules and regulations are put in place college football is simply a pure pay for play model now. It just makes me more ready to let the top 25-30 schools that want to play in this game leave and go do that. The other universities can then build a more sane model that creates a more competitive playing field.