Age is merely a number on the recruiting trail. Just ask LSU.
Dustin Dyson hasn’t taken a snap at the high school level yet. But that didn’t stop Les Miles’ program from being the first to offer the eighth grader a scholarship.
Got my first offer from LSU? pic.twitter.com/7asKveiX2H
— Dustin Dyson (@youngcatdaddy) June 4, 2016
The Class of 2020 tight end from Hammond, La., is no ordinary eighth grader, however. Dyson is already 6-foot-4 and 200 pounds. He will begin his high school career with St. Thomas Aquinas High School this upcoming fall.
This isn’t the first time LSU has offered a scholarship to someone as young as Dyson. Flash back to 2013, when the Tigers extended an offer to current five-star 2017 outside linebacker/running back Dylan Moses. Time will tell whether being the early bird (or Tiger in this case) paid off, as Moses has not committed yet.
Alabama also recently offered a scholarship to a 2020 prospect. The Crimson Tide extended an offer to Hialeah, Fla., outside linebacker Jesus Machado, who also has offers from Iowa State, Michigan State, West Virginia and North Carolina State.