Florida State is recruiting a kid in middle school

Angela Sun
Yahoo! Sports Minute Blog
Florida State is recruiting a kid in middle school
Florida State is recruiting a kid in middle school

It wasn't long ago that eighth-grader Rashad Williams of Charlotte, N.C. found out that he'd be attending West Mecklenburg High in the fall. A fairly typical revelation in the life of a middle schooler. But after his football highlight video — a professionally produced compilation of Williams' best plays from a 14-and-under team — found its way to the next level, Williams soon discovered that the Florida State Seminoles are interested in him.

Rashad's father Hilton Williams was simply stunned when Brenson Bruckner, a former Carolina Panther who played for Sal Sunseri (now Florida State's defensive ends coach), contacted the Williams family to say that Sunseri and FSU were impressed by Rashad's footwork.

“It is unbelievable,” the 5-foot-7, 150-pound running back told 247Sports Wednesday. “I didn’t expect to get recruited at this age. I thought maybe it (would) happen by my junior or senior year.”

The 13-year-old Williams will get a chance to visit the national champs on campus when Florida State's Junior Day takes place on March 1. There, he'll get a chance to meet the players and perhaps talk to Jameis Winston about the Seminole experience. Then, he'll return to Charlotte to finish middle school.

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