Earlier today, Texas superstar Yusuf Bizimana announced that he has signed a "Name, Image and Likeness" (NIL) deal with On, a Swiss-based performance apparel company. The signing comes just one day after Graham Blanks had announced his NIL deal with New Balance.
Bizimana is one of the most dangerous collegiate middle distance runners in the nation and he is viewed as the favorite to win this year's indoor and outdoor national titles over 800 meters. The English standout won last year's indoor 800-meter national title following Navasky Anderson receiving a disqualification for stride impediment.
The Longhorn ace would later venture to the outdoor oval where he finished runner-up in the half-mile finals at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. In that race, Biziman ran a new personal best of 1:45.74 (800).
In total, Bizimana collected five All-American honors, one of which came in the mile, an event that he owns a 3:57 PR in. He is currently ranked at TSR #3 in The Stride Report's preseason indoor track middle and long distance rankings.
By signing the Texas middle distance superstar, On has further extended their reach of having collegiate standouts represent their brand at the NCAA level. Bizimana is the first male middle distance runner to sign an NIL deal with On, joining Stanford's Juliette Whittaker and Washington's Carley Thomas as the other collegiate middle distance runners to sign NIL deals with On.
Other recent NIL signees with On include Ky Robinson, Cole Sprout, Maia Ramsden, Olivia Markezich, Lex Young and Leo Young.