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How early recruiting can get earlier

Updated: July 16, 2013, 3:22 PM ET
By DJ Gallo | ESPN.com

Last month, Kentucky offered a football scholarship to a seventh-grader, 13-year-old defensive back Jairus Brents of Hazelwood Middle School in New Albany, Ind., who tips the scales at 152 pounds.

The Wildcats are part of a trend in college football of recruiting younger and younger. Washington recently received an oral commitment from a quarterback who will enter eighth grade this year, while LSU offered a scholarship to Dylan Moses, a Baton Rouge, La., linebacker ...

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