College Football

LSU Offers Scholarship to 14-year-old

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Dylan Moses has yet to start 8th grade, yet he has a scholarship offer to play football at the University of Louisiana State. Moss gained this offer by attending LSU’s football camp in July and running a remarkable 4.46 40-yard dash.

The soon-to-be 8th grader was quoted by ESPN saying, “I was kind of shocked when I first heard it — it was a dream come true. I’ve always wanted to play for LSU since I was a kid, and now it’s coming true in front of my eyes.”

“The coaches told me they were offering — and they were serious. I thought they were playing,” Edward Moses (his father) said. “Really, I thought that they were joking around until I saw the serious look on their faces. So I rolled with it. Let’s see where it’s going to end up.”

There is actually nothing new to college football with offering scholarships to middle schoolers.  Back in 2010, USC secured a commitment from a 13-year old quarterback, David Stills, who will sign in their 2015 class. Similarly, Washington recently secured the commitment from 14-year-old, Tate Martell.

Dylan Moses obviously has some time to get bigger before he plays in the SEC. At 6-foot, 205 pounds with a registered broad jump of 9 feet 3 inches and a 34-inch vertical leap, the kid has a lot of potential.

However, It does seem a bit ridiculous offering a football player that can’t yet play high school football, a college scholarship.

Although you do see this kind of thing happening more and more in basketball and football, do you really need to secure a commitment from a kid before he’s even hit puberty?

[ESPN]

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5 Comments

  1. who

    July 27, 2012 at

    Jealous much? good for the kid, if he does well, more power to him.

  2. Doug

    July 27, 2012 at

    So, God forbid, if the kid gets seriously injured or maybe hits puberty and comes out of it “awkward” and ends up sucking at football….do they still have to pay out the scholarship?

  3. hey now

    July 27, 2012 at

    What’s the big deal? Just by finishing the 7th grade, he is already ahead of most of the LSU players.

  4. dcb

    July 27, 2012 at

    SHAME SHAME SHAME ON YOU LSU PLEASE GIVE THE KIID A CHANCE

  5. dustin

    August 1, 2012 at

    good luck to this young man !dreams do come true!!!!

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