The news about Ohio State University football stand-out wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. partnering with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio continues to gain media this month, after the announcement was made just days before RMHC of Central Ohio celebrated its 41st birthday on March 17. (What a great gift from the Cohesion Foundation!) On3, founded by Shannon Terry, founder of 247Sports and co-founder of Rivals.com, describes itself as the best business news resource for college sports, recruiting, and NIL. NIL refers to the use of a student athlete’s name, image, and likeness through marketing and promotional endeavors. The ability for a college athlete to make money from their NIL only started to become legal around the country in the 2020’s. On3 put this NIL news in proper perspective.
According to a recent article written by On3’s Pete Nakos and posted March 14, Harrison is ranked #7 among the top 10 college football players in On3’s NIL valuation. The college sports media outlet estimates his popularity and social media presence is worth $1.3 million for NIL purposes. In the article, Nakos heralds Harrison’s NIL agreement with the Cohesion Foundation and Ronald McDonald House Charities as groundbreaking, in a year when our Ronald McDonald House is doubling it’s footprint across from Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Click here to read the article.