Sure there are alot of big name underclassman that leave school early for that big payday. Pat Dooley breaks down the Gator underclassmen who left school early and got the big fact checks. Who could blame an athlete for leaving early when they projected to score more money in their first contract than Joe Student makes in an entire career.
In any case, former Florida athletes earned more than $75 million last year.
However, missing from this list are the college athlete that went early and should have stayed in school. Just look at last year with the basketball team. Clearly, guys like Roberson and Walsh should of stayed in school. They ignored advice. Not all early departures work out.