Most kids who play sports growing up dream about eventually getting the chance to play in college or at the professional level, but the vast majority of people eventually reach a point where they’re forced to accept it’s simply not in the cards.
However, it doesn’t seem like Trent Seaborn is going to have to worry about that.
Seaborn—a quarterback who’s set to graduate from high school in 2027—was just 14 years old when Lane Kiffin gave him an official offer to play for Ole Miss after he led Thompson High School to its fourth-consecutive Class 7A state championship while he was still enrolled in eighth grade.
That wasn’t the first offer Seaborn received, as he’d previously gotten letters from notable programs including Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Arizona State—and that list has only continued to grow as the now 15-year-old gears up for his freshman year.
Last week, Seaborn took his talents to Tuscaloosa to compete in a 7v7 tournament where he added another trophy to his collection by helping his team clinch the championship.
It would appear Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban was pretty impressed by what he saw, as Seaborn posted a few pictures from his visit while revealing one of the most legendary skippers in the history of college football had offered him a scholarship to play for Alabama in the wake of the victory.
This is far from the first time Saban and the Crimson Tide have extended an official offer to someone who hasn’t officially taken a class as a freshman; in 2021, the program pulled the same move for an electric middle school running back and a 6’4″ 14-year-old who tipped the scales at 340 pounds.
Seaborn (an Alabama native who currently resides in Alabaster) seemed very keen on the idea of playing for the Crimson Tide based on what he had to say during a conversation with TDA, but he’ll definitely have plenty of options on the table when he officially decides where he’ll be going to college.