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14-year-old accepts college football scholarship to University of Washington 1

  • Posted by: Justin Tejada
  • July 26, 2012, 10:14 AM


When most eighth graders head back to school in September and share tales about what they did during their summer vacation, there are bound to be plenty of stories about trips to the beach, and camp, and amusement parks. Fourteen-year-old Tate Martell of southern California will be able to tell his classmates that he accepted a college football scholarship to the University of Washington. The Huskies, who are coached by Steve Sarkisian, extended an offer to the teen quarterback three weeks ago, according to ESPN.com, and he made an oral commitment to the school on Wednesday. (Under NCAA rules, a school may not extend a written scholarship offer until September 1 of a prospect's senior season.) See Martell's highlight video after the jump

Martell has trained under renowned quarterback coach Steve Clarkson, who worked with USC's Matt Leinart and David Sills. In 2010, Sills committed to USC as he was entering eighth grade. At this rate, it won't be long before elementary school kids start accepting scholarships.

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this guy will probebly be a #1 draft pick

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