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LSU gets commitment from 8th grade QB

Les Miles AP

Continuing its raid on the nation’s junior highs, LSU has offered a scholarship to and received a commitment from Somerset, Texas quarterback Zadock Dinkelmann, a 14-year-old current eighth-grader.

The kid’s got bloodlines: Dinkelmann is the nephew of BYU’s 1990 Heisman Trophy winner, Ty Detmer, who confirmed to 247Sports that the commitment was made.

This is the youngest player ever to commit to LSU, according to Geaux247.com. LSU also offered Dylan Moses — a rising eighth grader — a scholarship back in 2012. He, too, eventually committed to the Tigers, but only after entering high school first.

Dinkelmann is LSU’s first commitment for the class of 2018, naturally.

Let’s finish by addressing his remarkable name. Is there anyway this kid won’t end up being good with a name like that?

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16 Responses to “LSU gets commitment from 8th grade QB”
  1. elwaysagenius says: Feb 24, 2014 10:26 PM

    Hope les catches up on his Fairly Odd Parents before this guy gets there

  2. steeler1nation says: Feb 24, 2014 10:31 PM

    Did LSU hire Sandusky as recruiting coordinator?

  3. rabbi187 says: Feb 24, 2014 10:46 PM

    First Jeremy Hill and now Les Miles. They sure like em young in Baton Rouge.

  4. fester73 says: Feb 24, 2014 11:20 PM

    Simply dusty

  5. Deb says: Feb 24, 2014 11:31 PM

    How binding is that scholarship offer if the kid’s skills slip between now and graduation?

  6. jimbo75025 says: Feb 25, 2014 12:51 AM

    What’s next? Kids already committed skipping playing HS ball for fear of getting injured?

  7. distinguisheddago says: Feb 25, 2014 1:17 AM

    Perhaps he could take over the head coaching job now, also?

  8. tommy57 says: Feb 25, 2014 6:24 AM

    I’ve lost a little bit of respect for the integrity of the LSU program.

  9. Deb says: Feb 25, 2014 10:19 AM

    Um … that question about how binding the scholarship is … that was a real question. It wasn’t intended as a knock on LSU.

  10. truninerfan49 says: Feb 25, 2014 11:51 AM

    My son is 4 months old. I expect the recruiting letters to start pouring in anytime.

  11. philliesblow says: Feb 25, 2014 12:09 PM

    With just an 8th grade education, he’s already academically qualified to play in the SEC.

  12. realphinsfan says: Feb 25, 2014 12:17 PM

    With just an 8th grade education, he’s already academically qualified to play in the SEC.

    You win LMFAO

  13. stoicpaisano says: Feb 25, 2014 12:30 PM

    How binding is that scholarship offer if the kid’s skills slip between now and graduation?

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    Not binding on either side until 7FEB18. He’s already 6-3, so he’ll have the size unless he grows too much. Also, his coach is also his grandfather (Sonny Detmer), who has trained his sons and a lot of other TX youth quarterbacks. Even if Zadock stagnates, I’m sure BYU will have a place for him.

    Look at David Sills, who Kiffin offered as an 8th grader in 2010. He’s still committed to the Trojans despite being a low-end 4* and seeing the #1 QB in the nation (Ricky Town) verbal to SC.

  14. 8to80texansblog says: Feb 25, 2014 3:22 PM

    Deb says:
    Feb 24, 2014 11:31 PM

    How binding is that scholarship offer if the kid’s skills slip between now and graduation?
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    I would worry more about his skills not developing as much as they would hope.

    I mean how well can you really determine the QBs skills playing against other 8th graders….

  15. Deb says: Feb 25, 2014 5:45 PM

    @8to80 …

    Yes, “not developing” would have been more accurate than “slipping.” How many skills does he really have at this age?

    I just wondered if the team is locked in when they offer a scholarship to someone so young. All kinds of things can happen between now and when he becomes eligible. He may not develop as they hope. And you’re only allowed so many scholarships. The kid can always change his mind–as these kids so often do on their verbal commitments. But is LSU still bound by that offer even if the kid is no longer a top prospect when the time comes to make good on it?

  16. dmcgrann says: Feb 25, 2014 9:30 PM

    His name is probably “Zack Dockman”, but Les calls him “Zadock Dinkelmann”. II understand the young fellas got a good chest.

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