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LSU, Washington taking youthful approach to recruiting

Steve Sarkisian AP

So to speak.

The class of 2013 hasn’t even been finalized yet and already programs like LSU and Washington are looking ahead. To 2017.

GeauxTigerNation reports that LSU has offered 14-year-old athlete Dylan Moses recently while Washington recently received a verbal, non-binding commitment from San Diego quarterback Tate Martell. 

I was kind of shocked when I first heard it — it was a dream come true,” Moses, 14, told ESPN.com. “I’ve always wanted to play for LSU since I was a kid, and now it’s coming true in front of my eyes.”

Both kids will be entering eighth grade this fall.

It’s not completely uncommon for programs to look way, way, way, way, way, way, way, way, way, way into the future with recruiting, but no one can realistically expect anyone to honor such a commitment on either side this early on.

Besides, doesn’t it something about today’s recruiting landscape when the following statement is released (about Martell):

“He is the youngest student to commit to a Division 1 school since Clarkson’s discovery David Sills committed to USC in 2010.”

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8 Responses to “LSU, Washington taking youthful approach to recruiting”
  1. takingbovadasmoney says: Jul 25, 2012 7:58 PM

    LMFAO!!!! “I’ve wanted to play for LSU since I was a kid…” said the 14 year old……..

  2. tonyricemajorharris says: Jul 25, 2012 8:28 PM

    Recruiting just gets stupider.

  3. houndofthebaskervols says: Jul 25, 2012 8:45 PM

    Kiffin offered Eric Berry’s twin brothers when they were 8. Just sayin.

  4. klink6224 says: Jul 25, 2012 8:57 PM

    Shame on these “academic institutions” for ruining these kids youths and most likely futures. What young kid is going to want to do the work ahead of him knowing that he is already accepted. No motivation left to try for anything for no gaurentee of having a pro career. Horrible, absolutely Horrible!

  5. addict2sport says: Jul 25, 2012 11:41 PM

    Already accepted? Don’t you think a kid could view this as a light at the end of the tunnel and continue to bust his butt in the classroom and on the field so when the time he gets into the college recruiting him and excels athletically and academically? It’s how you coach em up. Coach them to think they’ve made it as an 8th grader and your view may prove correct. However, coach them as they have something to strive for and a reason to succeed and everybody wins.

  6. buckeyematt says: Jul 26, 2012 10:24 AM

    NCAA is trying to send the message that football is too big, yet they allow this? Seriously?! No wonder the message isn’t being recieved.

  7. papichulo55 says: Jul 26, 2012 1:10 PM

    Good point Buckeye!

    And dad, we applaud you for having such a strong relationship with your son. Just dont let all of this pub
    at such a young age to his head. Good luck, and I hope to be reading about him in the coming years.

    BTW, I did a double take on the name. Thought I read Edwin Moses

  8. JasonW in Miami says: Jul 26, 2012 4:30 PM

    This is why I always say real football is played on Sundays. Colleges are recruiting kids not even in high school yet, at least let them mature first.

    How wouldn’t LSU know something better came along? Or what if that kid gets hurt or gets in trouble?

    Meanwhile in the NFL, at least nowadays they even give men that went to the lesser known colleges a shot in the NFL, which should be every players dream even from the marginalized portions of America.

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