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Jaden Rashada commits to ‘childhood dream school’ Arizona State amid NIL fallout at Florida

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Four-star quarterback recruit Jaden Rashada has decided to commit to Arizona State on National Signing Day.

“Just want to start off by thanking the Lord for my journey and the strength to get through whatever was and is put in front of me,” Rashada said in a tweet. “Thank you to everybody who truly knows me for me!”

Rashada had initially committed to Florida, but was released from his National Letter of Intent after not getting the NIL deal he was expecting, which was reported to be as high as $13 million.

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However, some around the industry are skeptical that Florida has ever granted the signal-caller that high of a number.

“I’d be surprised if it guaranteed Rashada $13 million in cash,” Mit Winter, Attorney at Kennyhertz Perry LLC previously told The NIL Deal. “And if it did, it sounds like that much money never existed.”

But Rashada is seemingly at peace with becoming a Sun Devil, as he looks to carry on the legacy of his father, Harlen.

Harlen was a defensive back at ASU from 1992-94, where he played 31 games before signing with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 1997.

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“I’ll be attending Arizona State University, my childhood dream school, my father’s alma mater, a place where I’m happy and a school where the head coach has always had my back!” Rashada said. “Can’t wait to carry on the family name at the university and start my journey!”