Apr 5: Travis Scott Helps Top QB Recruit Julian Lewis Reaffirm Commitment To USC With Fresh NIL Deal

Julian ‘Ju Ju’ Lewis partnered with Travis Scott for an NIL deal that will surely make USC fans very happy. The Class of 2025 quarterback (not so) subtly reaffirmed his commitment to the Trojans by helping to launch Cactus Jack’s collegiate-inspired collaboration with Mitchell & Ness.

It is one of the coolest Name, Image and Likeness partnerships to date!

Lewis, formally the top player in the Class of 2026, announced his decision to reclassify back in January. This upcoming high school football season, which is technically his junior year, will be his last.

The five-star quarterback committed to USC back in August over 36 other offers, including Alabama, Miami Georgia, Ohio State, Michigan, Ole Miss, Tennessee, LSU and Texas. Lincoln Riley was thrilled. Lewis is considered the fourth-ranked player at his position and will be in position to compete for the starting job as a freshman.

Although Lewis announced his intention to play in Los Angeles, he took multiple unofficial visits last fall and early in 2024. He was in Auburn four times after committing. Even Indiana got a look!

There was concern that Lewis might flip.

If Thursday night’s Cactus Jack drop is any indication, that is not happening. Lewis wore a USC sweatshirt and sweatpants in the announcement of Scott’s new ‘Utopia University’ clothing line.

That should dispel any concerns of a flip! It does not get anymore clear than that.

Lewis got paid by Cactus Jack to reassure his future program by rocking a new, unreleased line of clothing. This is the most unique use of NIL to date. Not only is the deal signed by an athlete on the high school level, the post has pretty big implications for recruiting.

It would be absolutely wild if Lewis was to change his mind and change his commitment at this point!

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