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Should 7th graders be getting scholarship offers? Answer should be obvious, but apparently isn’t

A seventh-grader in Williamstown, N.J., named Amari Sabb posted on his Twitter feed Monday night that he has been offered a football scholarship by Penn State.

There’s been no confirmation of the offer from anyone aside from Amari’s tweet, and attempts to reach the family for comment have been unsuccessful. Genereally speaking, tweets from players are accepted as fact in the recruiting game, but then again, they usually aren’t coming from kids so young.

Sabb is a receiver and defensive back in the class of 2026. He’s the younger brother of five-star 2022 athlete Keon Sabb, who also is being recruited by Penn State.

If indeed PSU offered Amari Sabb, it wouldn’t be the first time a seventh grader received such an offer. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh offered seventh-grade quarterback Isaiah Marshall a scholarship last year.

Still, is it right for college football programs to be offering kids who are only in seventh grade? My Twitter poll has been overwhelming so far.

I give my thoughts in this video.

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Cory Giger is a 15-year veteran of the Penn State beat and a journalist with 28 years of experience. He has won more than 100 state and national journalism awards during his career, plus he's a voter for the Heisman Trophy in football and Wooden Award in basketball.

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