By Melissa Rohlin
9:38 AM PDT, July 26, 2012
Dylan Moses, a middle schooler from Baton Rouge, La., can't drive or see R-rated movies without an adult present, but he already has something that most high schoolers don't -- a college scholarship.
Dylan, who is headed into eighth grade, attended LSU's July football camp last week and knocked the socks off the coaching staff.
The 6-foot-tall, 205-pound man-boy posted a 4.46 40-yard dash, a broad jump of 9 feet, 3 inches and a 34-inch vertical leap.
Even though the Tigers coaching staff has just begun handing out scholarships to the 2014 class, they reserved an offer for Dylan, who will graduate in 2017.
"I was kind of shocked when I first heard it -- it was a dream come true," Dylan, 14, told ESPN. "I've always wanted to play for LSU since I was a kid, and now it's coming true in front of my eyes."
Since he was kid? Last time we checked, if you're still getting dropped off at school by your mom and dad, you're still considered a kid.
Even Dylan's father, Edward, was surprised by LSU's offer.
"The coaches told me they were offering -- and they were serious. I thought they were playing," Edward Moses said. "Really, I thought that they were joking around until I saw the serious look on their faces. So I rolled with it. Let's see where it's going to end up."
If Dylan accepts the offer, he can't officially sign with LSU for another five years. That hasn't tempered his excitement.
"It means that all my hard work is paying off," Dylan said. "All the two-a-days and practices from when I was six on up, it's paying off right now."
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