When I was in eighth grade I was trying to scheme a way to steal second base from first, you know, like with the ladies, along with the other typical middle school rites of passage. High school was a fleeting thought in my mind, and college wasn’t even on the radar at that point. But for eighth grader Dylan Moses of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, his future beyond high school is already looking very bright. The quarterback/running back/linebacker/safety/whatever-he-wants is reminiscent of Bo Jackson in Tecmo Super Bowl — like a man among boys on the gridiron.
Les Miles and Nick Saban, obviously coaches of two of the most elite football programs in the country, took notice and offered the newly-pubescent a scholarship while he’s a ridiculous four and a half years away from ever having the chance to set foot on a college football field. On the Saban offer:
“We met with Coach Saban after lunch and he talked to Dylan about his future and what he needed to do to achieve his potential as a student and as a football player,” Dylan’s father Edward Moses Jr told AL.com. “When he said he was offering Dylan a scholarship, we asked a lot of questions just to make sure we knew exactly what he meant. Coach Saban said the Alabama staff believes Dylan has a chance to be the best player in the country in the Class of 2017 and they were ready to offer him a scholarship. That’s when the fireworks started going off in our heads.”
Watch Moses’ highlight video, and pay attention at 2:06.
What were you doing in eighth grade?
[H/T to J Parks]
[via CBS Sports]