An 8th grade quarterback is drawing major interest from several of college football's biggest programs. A couple of them have already offered him a scholarship, too. He appears to be someone you're going to want to keep your eye on moving forward.
Meet Tevin Carter, an 8th grade quarterback from the state of Tennessee. He plays for Freedom Prep, a charter school in South Memphis. He's already drawing serious interest from a couple of college football's biggest programs.
The quarterback is already 6 foot 3. He weighs 200 pounds. He very much looks like someone who will be starring on the field on Saturdays in a couple of years.
Three major programs have already offered him a scholarship.
From the Commercial Appeal:
You're probably not familiar with his school either. Freedom Prep, a South Memphis-based charter school only began playing varsity football in 2017.
But South Carolina knows all about Carter. And Tennessee. And Memphis.
All three schools have offered Carter, the War Eagles' eighth-grade quarterback. Yes, eighth-grade. Without even technically being a high school student Carter already has considerable interest from two SEC schools and the hometown program that is on its best run in school history.
Offering 8th grade quarterbacks is a trend that's becoming more common. Carter is not the only one to get them. And he's likely going to be getting some more before he begins high school.
You can read more about him here.