USC NIL collective House of Victory announces meet and greet

Andy Wittry05/23/23
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The name, image and likeness collective House of Victory will host a meet and greet with at least 12 USC athletes on June 7. House of Victory says 100% of the proceeds will support athletes’ NIL opportunities.

The meet and greet will take place at The Rex Seaside Steakhouse in Redondo Beach, California.

The athletes who are confirmed to be in attendance include football players such as junior defensive back Calen Bullock, redshirt senior linebacker Shane Lee, junior linebacker Eric Gentry, junior wide receiver Michael Jackson III, junior wide receiver Dorian Singer, redshirt freshman defensive back Zion Branch, senior linebacker Mason Cobb and freshman wide receiver Zachariah Branch.

Women’s volleyball outside hitter Skylar Fields, women’s basketball guard/forward Rayah Marshall, women’s soccer forward Simone Jackson and men’s basketball guard Boogie Ellis will also be in attendance.

A flyer for the event says more athletes will be confirmed soon.

“This cocktail reception with passed hors d’oeuvres is for House of Victory members and potential members to learn more about the NIL platform and engage with signed HOV student-athletes,” according to a description of the event.

Tickets are available for $200. As of Tuesday morning, there are almost 120 tickets still available.

Notable appearances for Zachariah Branch, Boogie Ellis

The meet and greet will mark one of the first public appearances at USC for Zachariah Branch, who’s the No. 1 wide receiver and No. 4 overall prospect in the 2023 recruiting class, according to the On3 Industry Ranking. Branch has an On3 NIL Valuation of $613,000 and ranks No. 76 in the On3 NIL 100.

In early April, Ellis, who led USC in scoring at 17.7 points per game last season, announced his return to Westwood for a fifth season of college basketball.

Within a month of his announcement, House of Victory announced it signed an NIL deal with Ellis. Five-star point guard Isaiah Collier, who’s On3’s No. 2 prospect in the 2023 recruiting class, and fellow five-star guard Bronny James will join Ellis in a star-studded Trojans’ backcourt next season. Ellis has an On3 NIL Valuation of $151,000 and ranks No. 56 in the On3 College Basketball NIL Ranking.

House of Victory is an official sponsor of USC Athletics through an agreement with Playfly Sports, which is USC’s multimedia rights holder. The corporate sponsorship allows House of Victory to receive access to USC trademarks and advertising opportunities, including inside the LA Coliseum and Galen Center during athletic events.

House of Victory launched in April amid an ecosystem of NIL collectives at USC that has been crowded at times. It’s a nonprofit corporation. Former USC director of player personnel Spencer Harris serves as House of Victory’s executive director.