Like Merrimac. Tarleton recently jumped to D-I. Unlike Merrimack, I think they were fairly recently D-III. At least Humphrey is getting a scholarship.
I wouldn't think Cleveland St would be handing out boatloads of cash to players under the name of NIL. I think many NIL deals are tied into the number of social media followers. If Lowder picks up some at every stop along the way (and people don't go through the exercise of unfollowing transfers), he should do better than most
Stats For example, the Ivy League had 35 percent of its transfers commit to high-major programs. The American (22.9), Missouri Valley (20.7), Patriot (18.7), and West Coast Conference (18.7) also had a high percentage transfer “up.” However, the Pac-12 (34.8), Patriot (31.2), Big 12 (31.1), Big Ten (25.7), SEC (24.6), ACC (23.9), and Big East (23.3) saw a good portion of their transfers commit to mid-major programs. The Big East had 43.3 percent of its transfers go low-major. There was a high number of players who transferred to low-major programs from the Atlantic 10 (61.1), Summit (60.5), Northeast Conference (56.5), and Conference USA (54), according to EvanMiya.com.
The conferences with the most departures via the portal over the past two years are the SEC (155), A-10 (135), American (110), WAC (106), and ACC (104). Not coincidentally, the conferences that welcomed the most additions are the SEC (109), A-10 (95), SWAC (89), Big 12 (87), and the Sun Belt (83).