8th-Grade Football Giant Dominates the Field

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterSeptember 24, 2012

Photo Credit: Jarnell Stokes Instagram
Photo Credit: Jarnell Stokes Instagram

Isiah Stokes is a middle-school mountain posing as a regular old eighth grader, and the picture of him playing football is simply amazing. 

Yahoo! Sports reports on the brother of a current University of Tennessee sophomore basketball player who is going viral on the Internet because of one brilliant picture. 

Here is an Instagram photo taken by Jarnell Stokes, who is currently a sophomore basketball player for the Tennessee Volunteers:

That is his little brother, Isiah. I guess we use "little" with just a touch of jest, because he just isn't little. It's like a young Andre the Giant or "Too Tall" Jones trying to make a tackle on Darren Sproles. 

And it's priceless (per the Yahoo! report):

Isiah Stokes is an absolute middle school behemoth. The Memphis, Tenn. resident stands 6-foot-7 and weighs in at a robust 220 pounds. Considering the fact that Stokes' older brother is a budding collegiate star while standing just one inch taller, at 6-foot-8, young Isiah's genetically endowed gifts are rather prodigious.

It reminds us of the report on the 300-pound Texas 12-year-old who was told he was just too big to play youth football. 

In this case, Stokes may be too terrifying to lace up the cleats with other, average-sized kids. Imagine being that kid with his worst nightmare fresh on his heels. 

If there were anything in this world that would have taken my prep skills up a notch, it would have been a padded-up player like Stokes. 

It will all pay off, as the eighth grader is already being recruited by his brother's school. 

Off the Bench spotted this tweet:

Ever wonder what a 6'7 225lb 8th grader playin football looks like?Here's @isaiah_stokes "little brother" of Jarnell,yes UT is recruitin him

— tnorangejuice.com (@tnorangejuice) September 24, 2012

We can't verify if the university is indeed recruiting the young football player, who is quite the basketball star as well. 

The only thing we are certain of is that his size does guarantee one thing on the field: complete and utter intimidation. 


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