Syracuse Football Extends Full Scholarship To 1-Month-Old, Apparently This Kid Can Ball Out
Syracuse University has reportedly extended a super preemptive football scholarship to a one-month-old newborn, proving once and for all – you can never start recruiting a prodigy too early.
From Fox Sports:
Syracuse University is taking the pursuit of athletes to a unique level: month-olds, yes, the class of 2032.
Actually, Syracuse.com reports that football coach Scott Shafer offered a scholarship to Theo Schein last month.
Theo Schein has Orange in his genes as his dad is SU alum and TV/radio sportscaster Adam Schein.
Well, in that case, it sounds more like a friendly endowment, but a scholarship to play football is how it stands in the Bursar nonetheless. Syracuse Orange head football coach, Scott Shafer, apparently passed along this formal offer last month; however, Theo (formally Max?) Schein’s family has just come to make the offer public knowledge, perhaps on the grounds of retaining an agent for young Theo if he should accept…come 2032.
Of course, when you’re 1-month-old, you’re coming in as an ATH, because you’re not quite mature enough to have found your football position niche yet. Common knowledge.
The letter to the Schein family reads, in part:
“It is my pleasure to inform you that we are extending you a full football scholarship to attend Syracuse University beginning in August 2032,” Shafer wrote. “The coaching staff and I believe the academic, athletic and personal pedigree blessed upon you by your parents Adam & Katie make you an excellent fit for Syracuse University and the Orange Football Family.
“Per NCAA rules, the full scholarship will cover tuition and registration fees, text books and course related fees, and room and board. It will not cover diapers, blankets, bottles or other necessities for your upcoming developmental years. This scholarship is subject to you meeting: (1) all NCAA eligibility requirements (2) all the admission requirements for Syracuse University and (3) at a minimum height of 6’1” and weight of 200 lbs.”
Recruiting based on genetics. Can’t get more scientific than that. Beat you to it, Chip Kelly!
All I know is this kid better get to downing the milk bottles to fulfill scholarship clause #3. Get after it, Theo!
[h/t Fox Sports]