Georgia commit Joenel Aguero, a star safety at St. John’s Prep, announced an NIL partnership with Slate Milk, and became one of the first high school student-athletes in Massachusetts to ink a name, image and likeness deal.
Back in August, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Directors passed a law to allow high school athletes to profit off their NIL.
Aguero took his NIL deal to social media when he posted a promotional video for Slate Milk on his Instagram account, where he has more than 30,000 followers.
“What makes me strong? My parents. My father,” Aguero said in the video. “After he got out of work, he’ll always do my drills with me. Always making sure I’m good on the field. He’s dedicated to me, so I just want to give all my time back to him. All eyes are on me, for real, right now.”
The video features Aguero training at his high school and on the beach.
“If you doubted me, I’m going to try my hardest to be better,” Aguero continued in the advertisement. “The more it motivates me. I’m not scared of anything. I want to go harder, you know, just prove them wrong. To get to the NFL, kept me up, helped push me through anything that I was going through… doubted. That kind of just pushes me every day. You know, you gotta be strong throughout certain situations.
“What makes you strong?”