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Watch the eighth grader who already has football scholarship offers from Alabama, LSU (video)

Feb 26, 2013, 11:06 AM EDT


Edward Moses was a bit startled when his son, Dylan, was invited to participate in Junior Day at the University of Alabama: a session meant for high school junior football prospects. That’s because Dylan Moses is only in the eighth grade.

But like the giant, glowing eye in the Lord of the Rings movies, Nick Saban misses nothing in his domain. And since Moses at this point looks like a man against boys on the gridiron, he already has a scholarship offer from the Crimson Tide. Business Insider:

Saban offered Moses a scholarship for 2017 and said he believed Moses had the potential to be the best player in the country in the 2017 recruiting class.

Moses, who lives in Baton Rouge, was already offered a scholarship from LSU last summer as well. Moses is 6-foot-1 and weighs 215 pounds, he plays both running back and linebacker.

Here are some of his highlights. Check out the carnage that results from a smallish kid trying to block him at the 2:14 mark. Puny human!

  1. nolanwiffle - Mar 1, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    What could a college recruiter possibly discern from watching a 6′ 1″, 215 pound player dominate against normal-sized eighth graders?

    “Did you see the way he moved in space and shed that blocker?”

    The blocker looked to be 5′ 2″ and all of 120 pounds (soaking wet, with rocks in his pockets).

    • Rick Chandler - Mar 1, 2013 at 4:30 PM

      I tend to agree with you, but then Saban has a pretty good track record in this regard.