lakeside

July 21st, 2012 at 8:06 PM ^

sooner or later there will be regulations around this. Since it is not committable they should just change the name. Rename it from an "offer" to a "statement of interest" or something suitably boring.

GrindToEat

July 21st, 2012 at 8:36 PM ^

I got my first offer today. It was from NWOSU. Never heard of it? Me either until last week. Brady Hoke should come knocking on my door any day now.

LSAClassOf2000

July 21st, 2012 at 9:06 PM ^

" He stands 6'0, weighs 218 pounds ... and reportedly ran a sub-4.5 40-yard dash." - from the article

I am almost three times this kid's age, and am shorter and weight less. Yikes. Still, making an offer to someone who has yet to play high school ball seems more than a little bizarre to me. Does Les really think that he needs to think that far ahead? 

bballislife22

July 21st, 2012 at 9:20 PM ^

It at first appears as though it's a stupid move, but when you really think about it, it's kinda smart. The kid is probably not even 14, weighs 218 pounds, and runs a 4.5 40. The chances of this kid becoming a very good prospect, if not elite, are very high. He's probably a kid you'll wish you hope to have a good relationship years down the road. This offer virtually guarantees that he'll be watching LSU football and keeping tabs on it for the next while. Best case scenario, this kid ends up being a top prospect and his ties to LSU help to land him. Worst case, the kid turns out to be nothing special and LSU stops having contact with him.

Bryan

July 21st, 2012 at 9:26 PM ^

He would, providing he plays a 4th year, be in the class of 2021. And how can he be projected at any position right now? The kid could grow to 7' in the next 5(!) years

jrevonte

July 21st, 2012 at 10:00 PM ^

He checked in at 6 foot; 205 lbs; he actually ran a 4.46 forty yd dash; his vertical was 34 inches; his broad jump was 9 feet 3 inches; during 7on 7 drills he defended some of the best receivers in the region...

Coldwater

July 22nd, 2012 at 8:33 AM ^

My guess on the boy is he's been held back a grade somewhere along the line. Most likely he is 14 already.

I've coached middle school

Football. I've seen plenty of 6' 8th graders and 200 pounders most of which are fat lineman. What separate this kid is his speed if it's truly what it's reported. 4.5 fortys in 8th grade is very rare.

Basically he has matured faster than everyone in his age group. And he's been given extreme god given size, speed, and ability.

turtleboy

July 22nd, 2012 at 2:58 PM ^

Ok Les. That's either creepy, or dumb. Either way its pointless. "I heard a rumor an NFL stars wife is pregnant, offer them a scholarship, his dad has elite speed!"