Missouri coach Barry Odom may be new to the SEC head coaching scene, but he know how the recruiting game works.
If you want to get ahead with the elite talent, you better be in the discussion early.
But is this too early?
Aaron McLaughlin, a kid who likely just wrapped up his seventh grade school year, announced via Twitter that he has received a scholarship offer from the Tigers on Thursday.
— Aaron McLaughlin (@aaronm_qb) June 9, 2016
At the tender age of 14, McLaughlin still has a lot of growing up to do before his high school graduation in 2021.
Still yet, the harsh world of college football recruiting likely will be an everyday reality for the next five years of his life.
The Suwanee, Ga. product already reportedly had an offer from Georgia State.
McLaughlin gave comment to USA Today on Thursday following the offer:
“With all the attention this brings, I’m just going to stay humble and remain the person I am on and off the field,” McLaughlin told USA TODAY High School Sports, sounding much more like a pro than a junior high schooler.
“For me being noticed at such a young age really means schools see the potential I have and they recognize how hard I work,” McLaughlin said.
According to USA Today’s report, McLaughlin, who stands at 6-foot-4 already, repeated seventh grade last year and is on track to play his high school ball at North Gwinnett.
In case you were wondering, yes, there is film of this kid at work on the football field. Take a look: