The Auburn Tigers currently sit with the No. 70 overall 2023 recruiting class in football, last in the SEC, with only four commitments to date. The Tigers finished with the No. 21 overall class in 2022, leaving many to question if head coach Bryan Harsin can get it done on the recruiting side.
The reigning Heisman Trophy winner is the poster boy for Crimson Tide NIL as Bryce Young is the highest-valued college athlete according to On3Sports NIL Valuation. He was the center of attention last summer as Saban claimed he had earned $1 million prior to taking a snap as the Crimson Tide starting quarterback.
The 5-star cornerback cited the rich tradition of HBCU's and the chance to be coached by Deion Sanders, many have speculated that a lucrative NIL deal was the game-changing circumstance that led to Hunter's surprise flip.
On Tuesday evening at the Team Focus event in Mobile, Alabama head coach Nick Saban announced that his players made more money in college football than any other college roster despite the program not having an NIL collective in place.