Xavier Worthy is staying put, and it took him turning down a ton of money. Last month, the Texas wide receiver reportedly turned down a seven-figure NIL deal from an opposing school to transfer and join its program.
He turned the seven-figure NIL deal down.
For the young man to turn that down likely means Texas boosters brought out the checkbooks to keep him in Austin. The NIL has truly changed the game and has these programs trying to keep their talent every year.
The players are the reason for packed stadiums and large coach contracts, so this is the way it should be.
Worthy came away with 62 catches for 981 yards and 12 touchdowns last season. The former four-star recruit will be a key piece of the Texas offense this upcoming season.