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Oklahoma high school softball player becomes first Native American to ink NIL deal

Taybor Moss
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A Oklahoma high school sophomore has made NIL history.

Taybor Moss, a 15-year-old from Piedmont, Oklahoma, is purportedly the first high school student-athlete of Native American origin to receive a NIL deal. Moss stars for Piedmont High School and is considered one of the state’s top high school softball prospects.

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The deal came about when Moss and her parents — who are coaches — attended a coaching convention in Texas. There, the Moss family came in contact with a custom bat company, Moore Bats, based in California. Moss was introduced to the owner and quickly fell in love with their products. 

While Moss will not receive financial compensation, she will receive training equipment for free from the company. Her favorite product from the company is the “Nuke” bat, which she says has greatly increased her bat speed. 

“My bat speed, my plate efficiency and my exit velocity has gone up by like 5 (mph) and quite a bit,” Moss said, via

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Moss stated that she plans on playing college softball after she graduates in 2025. Her coach stressed that Moss not only has the skill, but the leadership qualities to play at the next level. 

Oklahoma currently allows high school student-athletes to receive NIL compensation. Because of this, Moss is able to get started building her image in preparation for a college career.