TEMPE, AZ - In case you haven’t heard, ASU football coach Todd Graham offered a scholarship to a young defensive end/linebacker from Texas this past week and actually got a commitment. FOR THE FALL OF 2017!
That’s right, the fall of 2017. You see, Loren Mondy just finished his eighth grade year and will be a freshman this fall at Mansfield Lakeridge High School. The 6’1” 233 pound 14-year-old is still growing, but he said he was surprised when the Sun Devils made the offer.
Apparently, Mondy had attracted a bunch of attention at a football camp at Sam Houston State and Coach Graham decided he was just too good to be true.
Mondy’s dad played for Graham when he was an assistant coach at East Central University.
So a 14-year-old gets a scholarship offer. But you know what? It’s not the first time it’s happened and it won’t be the last. In fact, it’s happening more and more these days.
My only question is: WHY? Why can’t we just choose our scholarship athletes from the high school ranks? Do we really need to be going after junior high kids?
What do you say we just wait a few years and let the kids enjoy themselves while they still can? Can’t we just let them at least have fun for the first couple of years in high school?
Perhaps not! That’s Fouhy on Sports!
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