Florida Football: DJ Lagway confirms partnership with Florida Victorious

Despite message board rumors, the five-star QB is partnered with Florida's NIL

Sep 9, 2023; Gainesville, Florida, USA; Florida Gators recruit DJ Lagway watches warmups before the
Sep 9, 2023; Gainesville, Florida, USA; Florida Gators recruit DJ Lagway watches warmups before the / Matt Pendleton-USA TODAY Sports

It is understandable how Florida Football fans might be a little skittish about NIL after the Jaden Rashada saga. Rashada was released from his letter of intent and transferred to Arizona State after his NIL deal with Florida fell through.

But despite message board trolls trying to stir up panic among the Gator fanbase, DJ Lagway officially announced his partnership with Florida's current NIL collective.

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After the Gator Collective collapsed, Florida shifted its NIL efforts to Florida Victorious. And while there has been some angst as to how aggressively Florida has or has not raised funds for Florida Victorious, it is a better organized collective than its predecessor.

But because there is never a dull day in Gainesville, message board fodder was trying to sound alarms that Lagway was in danger of bailing on the Gators.

Combined with the fact that Lagway's Instagram had indeed been wiped clean, there was a feeling of "Oh no, not again," even though there was zero credible reporting on the matter.

It didn't take long from the message board rumors circulating to when Lagway and Florida Victorious put those rumors to bed.

It's unclear how much money Lagway is raking in, but he has hinted in the past that he left money on the table by coming to Florida. Throughout the entire recruiting process, there has been minimal reason to doubt Lagway's commitment to the Gators as he seems to fully grasp and understand the challenge ahead of him.

And even though Lagway will probably start the season behind Graham Mertz, the other good news for Gator fans is that they will for sure be able to play as Lagway in NCAA 25, as he become one of the first players from Florida to opt into the game formally.