Some college football programs will make offers to middle school prospects to gain attention on a national level. It appears to be much more than that in the case of 6-foot-4, 286-pound Jaheim Oatis.
6'4 286lbs BEAST!!💪💪 GOING TO 8TH GRADE 3 OFFERS IN MY 1ST 3 CAMPS!!!! OLEMISS, MISSISSIPPISTATE, AND AL REMEMBER THE NAME JAHEIM OATIS!!!! pic.twitter.com/sda0A3lMIE
— Jaheim Oatis (@JaheimOatis) July 22, 2017
Watching the video of Oatis, 14, running a self-reported, 4.7-second 40-yard dash at Ole Miss camp, it's easy to see why the Rebels and Bulldogs both offered following their June camps.
My 40 at Mississippi state... 💪💪💪 pic.twitter.com/il4TZxelqj
— Jaheim Oatis (@JaheimOatis) July 24, 2017
Over the weekend, Oatis' very early recruitment went to another level following camp at Alabama, when he received a "dreams came true" offer from Nick Saban.
One of my dreams came true.... He couldnt believe I was going to the 8th grade..... pic.twitter.com/ZX8qrvNRAX
— Jaheim Oatis (@JaheimOatis) July 23, 2017
Oatis is sure to capture the attention of football recruiting junkies for the next few years, similar to when Dylan Moses -- now a freshman linebacker at Alabama -- burst onto the national scene in 2012 after being offered by LSU prior to his eighth-grade year.