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Alabama makes scholarship offer to eighth-grader

Alabama is already trying to secure the nation's top recruiting class...for the year 2017.

The two-time defending national champions hosted a junior day last weekend and Baton Rouge, La. 8th grader Dylan Moses showed up at the event. By the time it was over, the Crimson Tide were so impressed they offered Moses a scholarship, reports

Moses, a 6-foot-1, 215-pound athlete, received an offer from LSU last summer and starred at both running back and linebacker.

"We met with Coach Saban after lunch, and he talked to Dylan about his future and what he needed to do to achieve his potential as a student and as a football player," Dylan's father Edward Moses said.  "When he said he was offering Dylan a scholarship, we asked a lot of questions just to make sure we knew exactly what he meant. Coach Saban said the Alabama staff believes Dylan has a chance to be the best player in the country in the Class of 2017 and they were ready to offer him a scholarship. That's when the fireworks started going off in our heads."