OK, this might be getting a little bit ridiculous. Check that — this is getting ridiculous.
Earlier this year, Lane Kiffin, long the king of way-too-early offers, further buttressed that reputation earlier this month when, just weeks after offering the seventh-grade son of Tee Martin, the Florida Atlantic head coach offered a scholarship to a quarterback who had just completed the sixth grade. Earlier this month, Hawaii one-upped Kiffin by offering an 11-year-old who just completed the fifth grade.
At the time, we wrote, “Surely there’s not an offer to a kid still in elementary school in the offing.”
Nevada football: Hold my beer…
Assuming young Mr. Finney just completed the fourth grade — fourth grade!!! — that would make him a member of the Class of 2026. And you all thought that scheduling way-into-the-future home-and-home series was getting out of hand.
If nothing else, it has people talking about Nevada’s program at a time when not many are talking about college football in general and Wolf Pack football specifically. Besides, what possible harm could come from entitling pre-teens with scholarship offers, right?
(Tip O’ the Cap: SBNation.com)