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LSU offers eighth grader a football scholarship


Dylan Moses attended a summer LSU football camp this past week, the same camp he has attended since he was ten years old. But this year was a little different. According to David Helman of GeauxTigerNation he left with a scholarship offer.

Happens every summer right? The catch here is Moses is yet to start the eighth grade. The 14 year old was stunned, calling it a "dream come true."

"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."

He wasn't the only one caught off guard. His dad, Edward, thought it was a joke. "The coaches told me they were offering, and they were serious. I thought they were playing," Moses said. "Really, I thought that they were joking around until I saw the serious look on their faces. So I rolled with it. Let's see where it's going to end up."

Moses is an impressive 6 feet tall and 205 pounds, he ran a very fast 4.46, 40-yard dash and has an incredible vertical jump of 34 inches.

Dylan said , "It means that all my hard work is paying off. All the two-a-days and practices from when I was six on up, it's paying off right now."

This isn't the first time a major college program has recruited a middle school student. USC made news in 2010 when Lane Kiffin offered a scholarship to seventh grade quarterback David Sills. Sills cannot sign with USC until 2015.

By the way, Moses would not be able to sign a letter of intent to play at LSU for another five years.

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