Paul Chryst weighs in on NIL as 'recruiting weapon'
NIL (name, image and likeness) has been one of the hottest topics of the college football offseason. Numerous coaches have raised issues with NIL deals influencing where players out of high school and in the NCAA transfer portal choose to sign.
During Wisconsin’s media day, Badgers head coach Paul Chryst was asked about NIL being used as a “recruiting weapon.” Chryst, like many of his FBS coaching peers, pointed out that while there are rules against pay-for-play, they’re not being enforced.
Jesse Temple of The Athletic shared Chryst’s comments via Twitter:
Paul Chryst was asked how much he sensed other schools are using NIL as a recruiting weapon: “The letter of the law is it’s not to be used for inducement. I don’t think that’s the case.”
— Jesse Temple (@jessetemple) August 2, 2022
On the recruiting front, Wisconsin currently has 13 commitments in its 2023 class, ranked No. 48 nationally on the 247Sports Composite. The Badgers signed the Composite’s No. 44 class in 2022.