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It's a scary thought, but middle schoolers are now recruitable players

Originally Published: July 11, 2007
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

Tom Boatright has a pet expression he drops on his grandson from time to time: "You still have milk on your breath."

That's his way of reminding 14-year-old Ryan Boatright that he's a youngster with a lot left to learn in life and on the basketball court.

"You've got a long way to go," Tom Boatright tells Ryan.

In recruiting, it's all about being first. If you get in on the kid in eighth grade, you're first.

An anonymous assistant coach

But ...

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