Eyebrows were raised when Independence quarterback Chris Leak got a scholarship offer from Wake Forest as an eighth-grader. Now players as young as nine years old are reporting college scholarship “offers,” which are non-binding.
Eyebrows were raised when Independence quarterback Chris Leak got a scholarship offer from Wake Forest as an eighth-grader. Now players as young as nine years old are reporting college scholarship “offers,” which are non-binding. File photo Charlotte Observer
Eyebrows were raised when Independence quarterback Chris Leak got a scholarship offer from Wake Forest as an eighth-grader. Now players as young as nine years old are reporting college scholarship “offers,” which are non-binding. File photo Charlotte Observer

Scholarship offers to 9-year-olds: Is anything more ridiculous in sports?

June 25, 2017 05:50 PM

UPDATED June 25, 2017 07:15 PM

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