13 Year Old Accepts USC Football Scholarship

Cynthia Dermody
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Um, is this kid even thinking about college yet? Since he's obviously an amazing quarterback, I guess 13 year old David Sills must appreciate the immensity of being offered a football scholarship to the University of Southern California, an awesome Division 1 school.

Still, that's five years away. That's like 50 in teen years.

The way I see it, the Bear, Delaware 7th grader should appreciate the benefits he stands to gain from this right now. Most important: dates with any girl of his choosing through the rest of his secondary education. Of course, he's also made the majority of boys in his class jealous beyond belief, so that also comes with potential complications.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, the good looking blond kid made a verbal commitment to accept a football scholarship Thursday night to new USC coach Lane Kiffin

Now's a good time to mention I have no interest in or knowledge of football. I think there's some big game happening this weekend, but I'm not sure. So I really can't offer a sports analysis on Kiffin's move.

But I do know a thing or two about kids growing up too fast. All this seems just a tad premature to me.

I kinda equating to the high school principal in my town naming my 6 year old first-grader valedictorian of the Class of 2021 because he aced his math papers and made an awesome cotton ball snowman in art. Is this football scholarship setting this kid up for an expectation that he may not be able to deliver? Pressure, pressure, pressure. Too much on our kids these days.

What do you think about offering a 7th grader a football scholarship? Any harm or just really great news for this kid?

 

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