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    7th grader

    So the other day, I saw this headline in my email:

    http://www.flosoftball.com/article/6...its-to-florida

    My mouth dropped. If you think about it, right out of the 6th grade when they were looking at her! This is getting absurd. So much for us cracking jokes.

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    Re: 7th grader

    It is a real issue - many of the midlevel programs and Down are concerned about this trend but until no one does it everyone has to do it for these high end recruits.
    Now I assume this is a Very special young lady but 7th grade is crazy -

    I read somewhere Labrons son had received an offer from some college a couple years ago - he might have been 10 at the time
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    Re: 7th grader

    It would be interesting to see just how many of these early commits turn out to be absolute busts. You'll never see any type of stat for that, but I would bet a high percentage of them either don't meet the expectations, or are total wash outs.
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    Re: 7th grader

    I believe it's Simms V at WVU that was offered a QB slot by Stanford as a 13 year old. He struggled through high school and a coaching change at Stanford. He then bounced around, landed at WVU, took a year off and tried to QB at a small college, Came back to WVU and is now a leading receiver in the Big 12.

    I'm sure there are many stories like this but without the happy ending. They just disappeared.

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    Re: 7th grader

    My dd is an '04, seventh grader and from what I see daily from her, this is way too young.
    But, I also have a hard time with sophomore verbaling, I almost think that is too young, although more tolerable.
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