The University of Alabama has offered a scholarship to 8th grade phenom Dylan Moses of Baton Rouge, La., ESPN reports. His father, Edward Moses Jr., said the offer came as a surprise despite Moses receiving an offer from LSU last summer:
"For Dylan, excitement spilled over," Moses Jr. said. "When he heard those words from Coach [Nick] Saban, ‘We're offering you,' you could see him light up. It was shocking because we were going in thinking we were just going to get a tour of what Alabama has to offer."
The trend of offering younger recruits scholarships is not new, although it does present a unique challenge for prospective college football players who are still in 8th grade:
The offer from the Tide and the earlier offer from LSU has the 2017 phenom on top of the world, but his father knows it's his job to keep him grounded through the recruiting process. After all, he still has four years before he signs his national letter of intent.
Moses measured in at 6'1″ and 215 pounds during his visit to Alabama.
The Washington Free Beacon staff has officially initiated a BEASTMODE Watch on Dylan Moses.