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8th Grade Quarterback Receives Division I Scholarship Offer

David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief

Harrison Bailey is only in the eighth grade and already has a scholarship offer from the University of Miami.

Bailey, who is already 6’3″, received the offer from new Miami head coach Mark Richt on Tuesday and posted a picture of the two meeting on Twitter.

The middle school superstar will attend Hillgrove High School in Georgia, according to Bleacher Report. Richt coached the Georgia Bulldogs for several years before being fired and moving onto the Miami Hurricanes. (SLIDESHOW: These Are The Sexiest College Cheerleaders)

Bailey told Youth1.com that Richt told him, “We usually don’t offer young bucks like you but you’re talented and we think you can handle it.  We don’t think you’ll get a big head and we want to offer you a scholarship.”  (RELATED: College Basketball Star Suspended After Pushing Opponent’s Head Into Floor [VIDEO])

It also doesn’t sound like Miami’s offer will lock down Bailey. He added, “I want to see every school offer, right now I don’t care who it is.”

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