BLACKSBURG, VA – Commonwealth NIL (CNIL) Wednesday signed Virginia Tech student-athletes Darius Maddox, Sean Pedulla, Hunter Cattoor, and Justyn Mutts. With Mutts returning for his final season, CNIL is launching its #RunItBackVT campaign, empowering Virginia Tech’s men’s basketball team to win its second-ever ACC Championship.
“We are proud to welcome Sean, Darius, Hunter, and Justyn to the Commonwealth NIL family,” said CNIL co-founders Nick and Forrest Rush. “As U.S. Army veterans and public service advocates, we meticulously selected these student-athletes for their exceptional leadership on and off the field of play, their embodiment of our values, and their desire to grow professionally.”
“It is an honor to join the Commonwealth NIL family,” said Mutts, Cattoor, Maddox, and Peddulla. “We look forward to working with businesses, charities, and fans in the Virginia Tech community and developing lifelong brands.”
As part of its #RunItBackVT campaign, CNIL has created a limited-edition commemorative coin for each of the four athletes. Each student-athlete’s coin celebrates historical moments from the 2022 season: Justyn Mutts’ 2022 ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award, Darius Maddox’s championship-saving three-pointer in the ACC Tournament, Sean Pedulla’s heroic postseason performances, and Hunter Cattoor’s 2022 ACC Tournament MVP award.
CNIL also created #RunItBackVT T-shirts and sweats with several design varieties, including personally designed merchandise for each of the athletes.
“Our goal as passionate members of the Virginia Tech community is to empower our student-athletes with resources for long-term financial and professional success,” said the CNIL co-founders. “That is why we heavily invest in each student-athlete, providing them with cutting-edge brand-building resources, community involvement, mentorship, and professional development opportunities.”
Hokie fans can invest in Virginia Tech student-athletes with CNIL’s memberships: Walk-on ($10/month), All-American ($50/month), and Campus Legend ($100/month). CNIL’s memberships provide fans exclusive access to their favorite Virginia Tech student-athletes, such as personalized social media shoutouts, CNIL swag, and a Tech Sideline subscription..
Commonwealth NIL specializes in comprehensive, diverse, and innovative name, image, and likeness (NIL) solutions that will reach every fan and turn Virginia Tech’s athletes into stars and stars into Virginia Tech’s athletes.