In recent years, there have been numerous occasions of college football programs offering a prospect well before the time he reaches high school.
But in most cases, that prospect isn’t going to be anywhere nearly as big as Kiyaunta Goodwin.
On Friday, Kentucky offered Goodwin, an offensive lineman who at 13 years old already is 6-foot-6 and 350 pounds. He will enter the eighth grade this fall at Olmsted Academy North, an all-boys middle school in Louisville, Kentucky.
Goodwin, who is a class of 2022 prospect, received his offer while attending Kentucky’s Friday Nights Camp on campus.
— Kiyaunta Goodwin (@K_Goodwin2022) July 15, 2017
Other schools who reportedly have already begun showing interest in Goodwin include Oregon, Purdue, Wisconsin and Florida State.
Goodwin has said that doctors have told him he could grow to as tall as 7-foot-6.
Kentucky currently has the nation’s No. 15 class (No. 4 in the SEC) for 2018, according to 247Sports.
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