It has seemed that recruiting in college football is starting earlier and earlier, and now we know it is for sure.
2014 National Champions, the Florida State Seminoles have apparently started the recruitment of a 13 year old running back from Charlotte, North Carolina.
The boy in question is Rashad Williams and he wouldn't even be able to join the university and play for the Seminoles until the 2019 campaign. But yet he is still set to make a visit to the campus in the upcoming weeks.
Former Carolina Panthers tackle Brentson Buckner came across tape of the talented speedster and passed it to his former coach at FSU. The rest is history and now Williams could be one of the youngest guys ever to be gone after.
“It is unbelievable,” Williams told 247Sports. “I didn’t expect to get recruited at this age. I thought maybe it happen by my junior or senior year.”
Rashad's father Hiltons Williams recounted the first call, “I got a call from (Buckner) saying Florida State really liked my son,” Williams Sr said. “That was last Thursday. FSU told him that my son has very good feet. He said Sal want FSU to be the first ones to show interest in my son so when he starts looking at schools he knows FSU was the first one.”
In ten games last season, the youngster sped in for an impressive 17 touchdowns on the ground.
Will this interest pay off for the 'Noles. The player is so young that there is no way of knowing how he'll develop in his high school career. But there's no harm in reaching out, and FSU will be hoping their kindness and interest will be repaid.