Most of the time, college football coaches have to wait until prospects are 16 or 17 years old to get a grip on whether or not they'll have the physical frame required to be a star. But one emerging athlete - Kiyaunta Goodwin - is forcing them to move a little earlier.
Goodwin, who is just 14 years old and in eighth grade, already stands at 6-foot-7, 370 pounds. As a result, he has verbal offers from a number of top schools - including Kentucky, Georgia, LSU, Louisville and Syracuse. It's a solid bet that he'll have a lot more offers coming in over the next four years.
Goodwin was born on November 14, 2003 - so he won't even turn 15 for another six months.
A number of photos that Goodwin has posted on social media have gotten attention. In one, he dwarfs Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer. Here are a few:
Goodwin's mother told Bleacher Report this week that doctors told her that Goodwin could grow to be over 7 feet tall.
By the age of four, doctors told his mother that he could grow to be 7'10" based on his bone structure. On a visit a few months ago, doctors said that Goodwin could still grow to be more than seven feet tall.
The crazy thing? He can't play college football for four more years. Needless to say, by then, he'll have a ridiculous amount of hype as he heads to whichever program he chooses.