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Alabama makes scholarship offer to eighth-grader

By Tom Fornelli | College Football Writer
Alabama head coach Nick Saban looks to the future -- way into future -- and offers an eighth-grader a scholarship. (USATSI)

Alabama's 2013 recruiting class was wrapped up earlier this month, but for Nick Saban it's never too early to start the process of lining up recruits for Alabama's 2017 class.

The Crimson Tide hosted a junior day over the weekend, and one of the players who showed up was Dylan Moses out of Baton Rouge, La. Though Moses is not a junior in high school. He's not even in high school yet, but that didn't stop the eighth-grader from picking up a scholarship offer.

"We met with Coach Saban after lunch, and he talked to Dylan about his future and what he needed to do to achieve his potential as a student and as a football player," Dylan's father Edward Moses Jr told AL.com. "When he said he was offering Dylan a scholarship, we asked a lot of questions just to make sure we knew exactly what he meant. Coach Saban said the Alabama staff believes Dylan has a chance to be the best player in the country in the Class of 2017 and they were ready to offer him a scholarship. That's when the fireworks started going off in our heads."

What makes this all a bit crazier is that Alabama isn't even Dylan's first scholarship offer. LSU actually offered Moses a scholarship last summer before he even started in the eighth grade.

Watch Moses's highlight tape yourself to see what all the fuss is about.

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