Penn State has sent an offer to an 8th grader from Tampa, Florida, DJ Pickett, an athlete for the recruiting class of 2025. Pickett is 6-foot-2 and 155 pounds. He’s listed as a safety but has a pinned tweet that reads, “I am a ATH not a DB.”
— DJ5️⃣ (@djpickett5) January 16, 2021
Sending offers to 8th graders may seem strange to some, but it does happen. Especially for this 8th grader, in particular.
Pickett has been very busy of late posting tweets from the major schools that have offered him. In the past few days, the offers have come from the likes of LSU, West Virginia and Utah. He previously had offers from Florida, Miami, Ole Miss and Georgia Tech.
— DJ5️⃣ (@djpickett5) January 12, 2021
— DJ5️⃣ (@djpickett5) January 11, 2021
— DJ5️⃣ (@djpickett5) January 7, 2021
Pickett is not the youngest player currently with a Penn State offer. In September, 7th grader Amari Sabb from New Jersey said he received a PSU offer.
Blessed and Honored to receive my first offer from Penn State University @CoachTerryPSU @AntoineSabb @ShawnB_247 @SWiltfong247 @RivalsFriedman @PennStateFball @TodderickHunt @TimmyBreaker3 pic.twitter.com/9cX89RFPcA
— Amari Sabb (@AmariSabb) September 28, 2020