Julian Lewis ain’t even in high school yet … but the Univ. of Florida already knows it wants him on its football team, extending a scholarship offer to the 8th-grade QB on Wednesday.
The middle schooler — who’s not set to graduate from high school until 2026 (!!!) — announced the move on his social media page … and later told 247 Sports that Gators head coach Dan Mullen personally extended the full-ride.
“He told me he watched my film and he likes it a lot and he wants to start recruiting me now,” said Lewis, who added, “[The offer] is unreal.”
Of course, schools recruiting kids who have yet to play a down of varsity football has happened in the past — but it’s extremely rare they get a commitable offer THIS early.
Lewis, though, has become known as a bit of a prodigy in the college football recruiting world — lighting up events both in his hometown of Carrollton, Ga. and nationally.
He’s already 5-foot-11, 175 pounds … and his tape shows he’s got a big arm despite his age.
And, seems other big programs will follow in Florida’s footsteps soon … ’cause the kid’s already being courted by schools like LSU, Alabama, Clemson and Georgia.
Only half a decade until he gets onto campus somewhere … getcha popcorn ready!