You know how they say recruiting starts younger and younger? It's absolutely true in this instance with the Washington Huskies, who have earned the commitment of an eighth-grader. Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times has more on the commitment of one Tate Martell from San Diego.
The e-mail reads: "8th grade quarterback and San Diego native Tate Martell has just made a verbal commitment to the University of Washington. Discovered by renowned quarterback coach Steve Clarkson, Martell was a part of the Throwback Football League as a member of the Mira Mesa Chargers, and was named MVP of the 2012 season. He is the youngest student to commit to a Division 1 school since Clarkson's discovery David Sills committed to USC in 2010.''
As we should note, when it comes to recruiting, nothing is official until the LOI day. Right now Martell is "committed" to Washington, but it's just a verbal that is anything but solid. Martell will stlll be able to visit other schools, can decommit at anytime, and commit to another school if he finds something he likes. Plus there's also no guarantee the head coach he committed to will still be there, or whether he'll be good enough in four years to justify getting recruited in the first place. Things change in football recruiting, particularly at the shifting and unstable position fo quarterback.
Do you think his recruiting video justifies his early recruitment and commitment? It does seem a bit premature, doesn't it?
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