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Yep, We Offered an 8th Grader.

So, that happened.

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So, Coach Brohm and his staff have been getting offers out early to 2018 and 2019 guys. But, yesterday, they put one out for a kid in the class of 2021. I’m not saying that we shouldn’t be offering 8th graders.

But, we shouldn’t be offering 8th graders.

They obviously know way more about football than any of us. I get it, the early bird gets the worm. But, there are so many thing that could happen by 2021 if the kid were to commit. I am sure he is very talented for his age, but who is to say that he hasn’t reached his potential? That happens all the time with dominant middle school players.

I am all for whatever the new staff wants to do. I love the direction that we are headed with them. I just don’t like this. If he ends up being a 5* commit and decides he wants to come to West Lafayette because we were his first offer. Then, I guess it worked and I am a total idiot.

He is really, really good in his Hudl tape. But he is playing, uh, no one.