Using NIL to get recruits is ‘where I draw line the line’

February 2, 2022

MOBILE — On the eve of the second national signing day for the 2022 class, Alabama football coach Nick Saban made one thing clear – using name, image and likeness deals to add recruits is  going too far.

He was speaking at the Senior Bowl Summit on stage with ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit and Auburn coach Bryan Harsin when the topic of NIL was brought up.

“I think name, image and likeness is an opportunity for players to work and make money, which they have always been able to do,” Saban said. “So it’s not a bad thing that they can use their name, image and likeness to do that. I think when we start using name, image and likeness to get a player to come to our school, then that’s where I kind of draw the line.”