Everything is bigger in Texas.
As we enter the Name, Image, and Likeness era in college sports, things are truly wide open. Deals are being made and players are being played above the table for the first time in the history of the NCAA. However, this is the first time for everyone so numerous different deals are being made. Down in College Station, big money is being spent.
TexAgs.com has reached an agreement with running back Isaiah Spiller and safety Demani Richardson worth $10,000 dollars to feature “exclusive interviews” with the star football players.
“We’re excited about the ways the NIL changes will allow us to feature Texas A&M athletes, continue to push into new areas of content creation for our subscribers and expand our work with sponsors,” said Billy Liucci of TexAgs.
In partnership with the GreenPrint Real Estate Group, TexAgs published a 29-minute video interview with Spiller on Friday where the star tailback talked about his production in 2020 and the expectations for Jimbo Fisher’s squad in 2021 ahead of SEC Media Days. Spiller was a top-200 recruit out of Metro Houston who earned All-SEC honors after rushing for 1,036 yards and nine touchdowns for A&M last season. Spiller is expected to be a first-team or second-team all-conference selection at SEC Media Days.
Demani Richardson hails from the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex and was a top-100 recruit out of high school. The 6-foot-1 safety finished last season with 71 tackles and could be one of the best defensive backs in the SEC this season.
Fisher is entering his fourth season as the head coach at A&M with a 26-10 record. However, the Aggies are fresh off a 9-1 season capped off by an Orange Bowl win and a No. 4 ranking in the final AP poll. With three straight recruiting classes that finished in the top-10 per average star rating, the Aggies should have one of the most talented rosters in college football this season.
Fisher, of course, signed a 10-year, $75 million contract that was fully guaranteed when Texas A&M hired the national championship winning head coach away from Florida State. The goal was to lead the Aggies to an SEC and national title.
The Aggies are on their way to accomplishing that goal. However, there is no denying that there are deep pockets in Aggieland. Everything, even NIL deals, are truly bigger in Texas.