Angel Reese catapulted herself to superstardom after her latest role leading LSU to March Madness glory.
And after getting the glory, Reese showed she was no easy feat by lashing out at the White House after first lady Jill Biden allegedly wanted to invite Iowa State along with LSU to a party commemorating the final game.
Her profile, and thus her estimated wealth, has skyrocketed incredibly but Reese is still out of the top 10 college athletes making millions of dollars.
So DailyMail.Com has rounded out the best deals for college athletes.
10: Hansel Emanuel – $1.4 million
according to On3.ComHansel Emmanuel is the leader in NIL college basketball deals with an annual value of $1.4 million.
Inspired Emanuel, who lost an arm, began his college career at Northwestern State last year after becoming a high school sensation at Life Christian Academy in Florida.
The bouncer has deals with Adidas, T-Mobile and Gatorade, and has 4.3 million followers shared between Instagram and TikTok.
He appeared in 20 matches last season, but he will move his fan base elsewhere after entering the transfer portal at the end of the year.
The inspiring Hanson Emmanuel has deals with Adidas, T-Mobile, and Gatorade
9: BO NIX – $1.5 million
Coming in slightly ahead of Emmanuel is quarterback Bo Nix, whose NIL value is ranked sixth in the world of college football.
After starting three years at Auburn, the Knicks transferred to Oregon and lit the Pac-12 with his best season to date, throwing for 3,593 yards and 29 touchdowns.
Off the field, Nicks deals with Bose, Fanatics, Bojangles food chain, and more.
And with the 23-year-old returning next year, a solid season on the field could help boost his total of 188k followers.
Bo Nix will return to Oregon State next year and will be looking to build his college football profile
8: DRAKE MAYE – $1.5 million
Another top college football player, Maye beats the Nix according to On3 rankings.
The redshirt sophomore had a stellar first year at the start of 2022, throwing for 4,321 yards and 38 touchdowns for North Carolina State.
NIL sponsors have taken notice, signing deals with Corcoran HM Properties, Bose, Campus Mogul, and TABLE.
Maye looks like a future NFL prospect, and his earnings should continue to reflect that.
Drake May has had a great 2022 and looks like he can stick around and be an NFL player
7: Cheddar Sanders – $1.5 million
Sanders brings us the third running backs quarterback on our list, but unlike the May or the Knicks, he has yet to play a college game.
More importantly, in terms of his zero value, Sanders is the son of NFL legend Deion Sanders, and he committed to play with his dad in Colorado in December.
The three-star recruit has deals with Under Armor and Mercedes-Benz, appeared in a Super Bowl commercial for yogurt company Oikos alongside his father and brother Shilo, and has 1.4 million followers across Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Sanders hopes to emulate his father’s path to the pros, but his zero-sum deals have certainly given him a nice cushion.
Shadeur Sanders, son of NFL legend Deion Sanders, is up to No. 7 in the standings.
6: TRAVIS HUNTER – $1.7 million
Surprisingly, Sanders isn’t even the most financially valuable player on his team.
That honor goes to cornerback Hunter, who also followed Deion Sanders to Colorado after playing under him at Jackson State as a freshman.
Named the best transfer in the country by 247 Sports (before he transferred), Hunter starred at cornerback and even caught four touchdowns on the Tigers offense, leading to deals with Celsius, banking platform Greenwood, and more.
Hunter has 1.3 million followers in total, and only two college football stars have a higher zero rating.
Travis Hunter is ahead of teammate and QB Shedeur Sanders in value
5: Caleb Williams – $2.6 million
One of those players is USC superstar Caleb Williams, who plays quarterback for the Trojans and is projected to be a high first-round pick in next year’s NFL Draft.
On the back of his solid play on the court, the Heisman Trophy winner has joined forces with Alo Yoga, AT&T, and more.
Williams’ total follower count is 277,000, with his Instagram (183,000) contributing the biggest piece of the pie.
With 4,437 yards and 42 touchdowns last year, let Williams play the talking, and his zero deals will pale in comparison to the salary he could earn as a potential No. 1 pick for 2024.
Caleb Williams already has a large following and is soon expected to make his move into the NFL
4: Mickie Williams – $3.3 million
The first high school basketball player on this list, Williams has an astonishingly high NIL value without even playing in college yet.
The combo guard will play next season in Memphis after committing to the Tigers, and he’s bringing a sizable fanbase with him.
The high flying combo guard has 6 million total followers, 3.8 million of which are from his Instagram, and only one high school basketball player (more on that later) has a higher NIL.
Williams has deals with PUMA, Cash App, LaceClips, and I Got it Auction.
Earlier this week, Williams was arrested on five counts of assault with a deadly weapon.
According to CBS8, Williams was booked into San Diego Central Jail around 3:30 p.m. Thursday, before being released on a $50,000 bond shortly after midnight Friday.
Williams’ ring dreams could be in jeopardy if he is convicted, as in California each count carries a minimum sentence of six months in county jail,
Even without playing basketball in college, Mickie Williams has a very high profile
3: LIVVY DUNNE – $3.5 million
Although Dunne isn’t the most valuable college athlete, she is the most followed, with 11.2 million followers, including 7.3 million on TikTok.
The New Jersey native shares a lot on the catwalk, from her outfits to dance trends and life as a college gymnast.
LSU All-American deals with Forever 21, Grubhub, Body Armor, and more.
In addition, she also has sponsorships with Vuori Clothing, American Eagle, Plant Fuel, and Bartleby.
LSU gymnast Livvy Dunne has a massive online following as well as a net worth of around $3.5 million
2: ARCH MANNING – $3.8 million
The most valuable football player on this list, Manning (you can probably guess it already) has family ties in the sport, as he is the nephew of quarterbacks Peyton and Eli Manning.
Texas Commitment also plays under center, and was considered a five-star recruit coming out of high school.
Despite his high rating, Manning has yet to sign any zero-sum deals and has a total of 249,000 followers, more than May in the top ten.
However, his name recognition clearly does a lot for his value already, and it will only go up if the five-star recruit plays as expected.
Arch Manning is the most valuable footballer on the list and has strong links in the game
1: BRONNY JAMES – $7.2 million
At nearly double Manning’s rating, we have none other than Bronie James, son of NBA star LeBron James and an emerging star in his own right.
Only Dunn can rival his 12.8 million remote followers, and his stock is up in the ballpark as well as he was promoted to a five-star recruit by On3 last month.
James can obviously be picky with his NIL deals, but he’s already had deals with Nike, Beats By Dre, and PSD Underwear.
After starring in the McDonald’s All-American game last month, he’s expected to choose Ohio State or USC for his next move.
Bronny James has an amazing net worth of $7.2 million and has already signed a deal with Nike