Florida has released Jaden Rashada, a top quarterback prospect in the 2023 class, from his national letter of intent and allows him to sign with another team.
After a reported $13 million name, image, and likeness package fell through, Rashada, who was the highest-rated signee in the Gators’ 2023 class in December, asked for his release.
Universities in Florida are forbidden by state law from offering or arranging NIL compensation. As a result, collectives—third parties—are used to make deals.
The Gator Collective’s four-year contract with Rashada was terminated.
Rashada requested his release earlier in the week but never took any classes.
The No. 27 player in the ESPN 300, Rashada becomes the 2023 class’ highest-ranked uncommitted prospect.
February 1 is National Signing Day.
Californian Rashada switched his commitment to Florida after initially being committed to Miami.
Numerous Power 5 programs offered him jobs. 247 Sports claims that he paid official visits to Florida, Miami, Texas A&M, Ole Miss, and LSU.
Rashada’s departure has left the Gators short-staffed at quarterback.
Graham Mertz, a Wisconsin transfer and former top recruit, was signed by Florida in December. He is expected to compete with Jack Miller III, a former Ohio State transfer.
On3 was the first to announce that Rashada’s release had been granted.