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?