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Jackson State's Malachi Wideman and MOGL Enter NIL Partnership

Jackson States wide receiver has a new NIL partnership agreement.

Jackson State's Malachi Wideman has entered a partnership agreement with MOGL. MOGL is a NIL platform and mobile app connecting student-athletes to corporate sponsors and business opportunities. 

Wideman will receive equity in the company. The minority-owned firm, Booked and Busy Talent firm, negotiated the deal.

Wideman played in 11 games in his first season and caught 34 passes for 540 receiving yards. He led the Tigers' receivers with 12 touchdowns. 

Currently, on the hardwood, Malachi has played in 8 games and averaged 7.9 points per contest. 

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Wideman is a budding two-sport star for Jackson State. His thrilling receptions on the gridiron and "human highlight film" slam dunks make him an extremely marketable student-athlete.

The partnership with MOGL is Wideman's second major deal. On Jan. 18, he agreed to join Legacy League's NFT platform. Co-founder Kurt Hallead noted about Wideman, "we are extremely excited to welcome Malachi to the Legacy League team. He spearheads a growing list of HBCU student-athletes on our platform ready to solidify their lasting legacies."

About MOGL

MOGL was created for athletes by athletes. The platform empowers all athletes to seek out opportunities to monetize their name, image, and likeness in a safe, secure, and compliant way.  

Chief Athletic Officer Brandon Wimbush is a familiar face in college sports.  The New Jersey native was Notre Dame quarterback from 2015-2018 and started games in his final two seasons.  Wimbush departed the Fighting Irish and played six games with one start for the UCF Knights in 2019.  

Wimbush co-founded MOGL with  Ayden Syal.  According to the company's website, both men were "classmates at Notre Dame and graduated  from Mendoza College of Business where Ayden majored in Management Consulting and Brandon majored in Accountancy. Since graduating, Ayden has worked in a variety of roles across financial services at Morgan Stanley, Lexington Partners, and IHS Markit.

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