Our guys do well in NIL for baseball, it’s not to the level of an LSU or Tennessee but it’s solid. I think generally the NIL pool is used more for the transfer portal anyway by top tier programs, most of these highly ranked HS guys are making big time money if they’re getting drafted that I’d imagine only a few select schools would be able to match with consistency. LSU was able to land Cam Johnson who was ranked 11th in the 2023 class so to your point NIL probably played a factor, but they’re very much an outlier that we’re never going to be able to compete with on that front.
Slotted bonus for the 100th pick is 667K and 150th is about 400K.
There’s no way we have enough NIL to compete with that. Even if we did, most times it’s better for the kid to get into the minor league system and get full time pro coaching.
Our baseball NIL is best used for making up the difference between partial scholarships and the cost of a full ride.