How young is too young for a scholarship offer?
At the very least, doesn’t a kid have to be in high school yet?
Not according to the Florida State Seminoles, who have offered a scholarship to eighth-grader Drew Pyne of Connecticut. Pyne, a fledgling quarterback, is still months away from high school. He did lead his team, the Fairfield Falcons, to the Pop Warner title.
Days earlier, Pyne received his first FBS scholarship offer to South Alabama. Not bad for a kid who doesn’t drive yet.
Pyne, 6-1 and 170, is the first FSU recruit to be offered a scholarship in 2020. Still, scholarship offers are going to younger and younger athletes.
FSU coach Jimbo Fisher has some credentials when it comes to quarterbacks. He’s coached four first-round draft picks, including two overall No. 1s.