Expert says 2 Ohio State athletes amongst top-20 nationally with 'Most to gain' from NIL rules
Ohio State has two athletes who could be amongst the biggest winners of the new Name, Image and Likeness laws that went into effect on Thursday.
According to The Action Network’s Darren Rovell, both receiver Chris Olave and lacrosse player Mitchell Pehlke are both in the top 20 of “college athletes with the most to gain.”
Olave’s appeal is obvious, as he comes in at No. 7 overall on this list. He’s arguably the best returning receiver in all of college football and has huge name recognition as well as a tremendous social media following.
Pehlke at No. 20 is more under-the-radar, but still makes sense. He’s built up his YouTube account to nearly 15,000 subscribers and could be in position to capitalize on that platform.
Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler topped the list, with LSU gymnast Olivia Dunne following behind in second place.
Other Big Ten athletes to crack the top 20 are Minnesota wrestler Gable Steveson, Nebraska volleyball player Lexi Sun and Iowa wrestler Spencer Lee.
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