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LSU Football Recruiting: Tigers Shockingly Offer Scholarship to a 14-Year-Old

Jake Martin@JakeMartinSECCorrespondent IIIJuly 25, 2012

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 03:  Head coach Les Miles of the LSU Tigers against the Georgia Bulldogs during the 2011 SEC Championship Game at Georgia Dome on December 3, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Nothing should come as a surprise with Les Miles and his staff at LSU—not even offering a middle-schooler a scholarship.

Has recruiting really come to this? Following an impressive performance at LSU's camp this month that saw eighth-grader Dylan Moses run a 4.46 in the 40-yard dash, LSU offered him a scholarship, according to David Helman of GeauxTigerNation. Moses was apparently taken aback by the gesture.

"I was kind of shocked when I first heard it—it was a dream come true," Moses said. "I've always wanted to play for LSU since I was a kid, and now it's coming true in front of my eyes."

Because Moses is so young, he won't be able to sign a letter of intent until five years down the road. Just think about that. Five years! Do you know what can happen in five years?

But then again, this sounds like something the "Mad Hatter" would do even though he was never mentioned in the article.

Admittedly, after looking at the size, speed and traits of this young Moses, it's hard to blame LSU. Moses is a 6', 205-pounder who has a vertical of 34". Not your average eighth-grader, right?

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Freak or not, offering an eighth-grader a full ride is a bit excessive to say the least. But then again, what else should we expect after various media outlets have created superstars out of teenagers before they even enroll at a university?

We had to know it was coming to this.  

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