9-Year-Old Havon Finney Jr. Receives Football Scholarship Offer from Nevada

Mike ChiariFeatured ColumnistJune 24, 2017

A field goal attempt hits the upright in the second half of an NCAA college football game between Vanderbilt and Missouri Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. Vanderbilt won 10-3. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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The University of Nevada made waves Wednesday by offering nine-year-old Los Angeles native Havon Finney Jr. a football scholarship.

Finney's trainer, former Louisville defensive back Mike Evans, tweeted about the offer:

Evans told Chris Hummer of 247Sports that the offer came in for Finney after a Nevada assistant coach saw some of his highlight videos.

Another one of Evans' clients, 10-year-old Bunchie Young, recently received an offer from Illinois as well.

Evans believes it is already clear that both Finney and Young project to be high-level athletes when the time finally comes for them to attend college: "I've seen so many players in my time. ... These kids aren't going to be short. Genetically they have the size of pro athletes. The things they do right now, they're already on high school level IQ-wise."

Although there are differing opinions regarding whether the recent trend of offering young children scholarships is a good thing, Evans told Hummer that it is positive since it will motivate them to continue working hard.

Nevada failed to reach a bowl game last season, but the Wolf Pack have consistently been among the best non-power-conference teams in the nation over the past decade, reaching a bowl every year from 2005 through 2012.