Top NIL Lawyer Bashes Florida’s ‘Dysfunctional’ Collective And Says He Will Steer Clients Elsewhere

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  • Jaden Rashada committed to Miami on Sunday.
  • His legal representation for Name, Image and Likeness opportunities said that it was not his biggest offer.
  • He also proceeded to bash The Gator Collective, which has ties to the University of Florida.

On Sunday afternoon, four-star quarterback Jaden Rashada committed to the University of Miami. Not long thereafter, a report surfaced about how much he may be set to make through Name, Image and Likeness that is causing a lot of controversy.

In the report, it claims that Rashada is set to receive $9.5 million from boosters in Miami. It also said that it was not his highest offer.

According to On3 Sports’ Jeremy Crabtree, Florida’s Gator Collective offered $11 million. But he turned it down.

Rashada is represented by the self-proclaimed ‘Leading Player’s Attorney for NIL,’ Mike Caspino. Although Caspino denies that Rashada signed a deal with Miami’s billionaire booster John Ruiz and did not disclose any financial details, he did tell On3 that his client left millions on the table.

“Jaden left millions on the table,” said Caspino to On3 Sports. “Millions. He did not pick the highest offer. He went there because he loves Miami, the coaches, and the opportunity.”

In addition, NIL attorney Mike Caspino ripped Florida’s Gator Collective to shreds.

While discussing the Gator Collective, Caspino did not hold back. He even went so far as to say that he will be advising his clients to avoid dealing with the Gator Collective.

“Florida is the most dysfunctional collective in all of college football,” Caspino said to On3. “I plan on steering my clients away from them. From my standpoint, I never ever want to deal with them again. If it weren’t for the collective that’s completely dysfunctional at Florida, he probably would have been there.”

He also said that Rashada’s decision did not come down to money. It came down to the best opportunity to win a national championship.

The Gator Collective has since denied any communications with Caspino.

Caspino says that is a lie.

He also said that the Gator Collective’s denial is “damage control,” and said that it is run by “inexperienced millennials.”

Caspino also shared which collectives that he believes are the best run. Miami, to which Rashada committed, was included on the list and Florida, obviously, was not.

There are a lot of questions left unanswered with this story as it continues to develop. However, no matter what comes next, Caspino’s scathing comments about the Gator Collective are impossible to spin positively and do not reflect well on the collective.