June 13, 2013
Kentucky offered seventh-grader Jairus Brents, a Class of 2018 defensive back prospect, after last weekend's camp, according to ESPN.
Brent talked to cornerbacks coach Derrick Ansley, according to the report, and was given a verbal offer.
"He said they watched the film [of the camp] and said I was working really hard and that I stood out and then he offered me [a scholarship]," Brents said, according to ESPN.
According to the article, Brents was in a group with Class of 2014 receivers during the camp, intercepted three passes and broke up several others.
"It's not even close. [Brents] is a different breed of kid. He's super competitive," said Chris Vaughn, Brents' godfather and a former NFL player. "He expects to win every route. He's one of those kids who lights up the competition. Jairus is the best skill kid in the state right now."
This isn't the only case of colleges offering middle schoolers, but it is rare.
We know Stoops & Co. have been cleaning up in the Class of 2014. What do you make of the reach down to a class four years behind that one? Talk about it in The House of Blue.