The college football recruiting world truly is a bizarre place. Each year it seems like the kids these scholarships that universities are handing out to get younger and younger, but this story out of Memphis truly is one of a kind.
Chris Claybrooks is a senior defensive back for the Tigers out of Nashville, Tenn. and is also a father. It turns out his son plays football too, likely Pop Warner seeing as how he’s extremely young, but it’s safe to say he’s one hell of an athlete because according to Claybrooks the Tigers have offered his son a scholarship.
If you didn’t follow along there, Memphis offered the son of a current player a scholarship offer. Based on the picture Claybrooks shared, it doesn’t look like his son is over five or six-years-old. After all, Claybrooks only graduated from high school in 2014.
Memphis head coach Mike Norvell is very clearly planning for the future with this move.
Let’s just hope that by the time Claybrook’s son gets to college that all of the NCAA and paying players thing is completely settled and players are getting what they deserve. Fingers crossed on that front.
Before closing, I have to say that when I first saw this tweet I wasn’t too surprised. As someone who grew up just outside of Memphis and has family in Memphis, I’m free to say … only in Memphis.
Memphis does things by the beat of its own dream, which in most cases is a good thing, and this move by the Tigers – if indeed true – is just another day in Bluff City.
I leave you with this: