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Alabama's Nick Saban Offers Scholarship to Eighth Grader


One of the reasons a Southeastern Conference team has won the BCS National Championship seven consecutive years is that the SEC's coaches, including Alabama's Nick Saban, are obsessed with -- and quite good at -- recruiting the nation's top talent. To wit: Saban, who has guided the Crimson Tide to three national titles in the past four years, is already building his 2017 class. 

AL.com reports that Saban offered Baton Rouge (La.) eighth grader linebacker/running back/14-year-old kid Dylan Moses a scholarship during Alabama's Junior Day Event last weekend.

"We got the invitation to come to Alabama's Junior Day a few weeks ago and to be honest we were kind of surprised," Dylan's father Edward Moses Jr. told AL.com. "When we got there, Coach (Burton) Burns took us around and introduced us to the entire coaching staff and they all seemed very interested in Dylan. They treated him like a five-star recruit."

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It sounds like a great story for Moses to tell his eighth grade classmates, right? It would be even cooler if LSU hadn't already offered him last summer.

Moses, who is 6-1, 215 pounds, will be a freshman at the University Lab School (Baton Rouge, La.) in the fall. The phenom has been a regular at LSU's youth football camps, but, with four years remaining until he signs his national letter of intent, don't count out Saban and the Crimson Tide.

In other news, Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze just offered 9-year-old Sam Gordon.

 

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