Driving to work this morning, all they were talking about was 13-year-old football player Evan Berry verballing Tennessee

A 13-year-old football player commits to Tennessee, “It’s the only college I know right now and it seems the best for me,” Evan Berry told Rivals.com. “My dad went there and my brother is there now. I know I can do the same things there. I have a real friendly relationship with the coaches there. I know I don’t know them too well but I know I will have plenty of time to get to know them.”
Fred says: Is it really that big of a deal? I mean, there are six, seven and eight year olds training four and five hours a day in skating and gymnastics all over the country in hopes of making Olympic teams ten years from now. There are kids the same age working vigorously to be the next 16-year-old Wimbledon sensation. There are child actors working more than you and me and going to school. It’s just a verbal, nothing is binding until his junior season. The kid will probably change his mind 100 times before then, so I don’t see the need to get all worked up over this. Now, coaches recruiting kids at his age is a different story entirely, but a kid making a verbal when he’s 13 because his dad and brother went to school there is not a big deal at all.

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