If any young man can handle the pressure surrounding such an early commitment,
it is a third generation Detmer.I look forward to see great things
Why do I get the sense that many, if not most of these kinds of
"commitments" have more to do with the schools football program rather
than its academics?I know there are many benefits that come from
participation in sports and the financial rewards if one advances to the
professional ranks are often far greater than one could ever expect from a job
in whatever field that logically follows from a college degree. But, if sports
has become such a prevailing motivation for going to college, wouldn't it
be more efficient, not to mention more honest, to simply have these kids enroll
in college with a declared major in something like, "professional
sports"?Then they wouldn't need to be distracted by
non-essentials, like math, history (apart from perhaps the history of their
chosen sport) or sociology, etc.
This is flat out dumb, why are we even paying attention to this at the moment?
The kid won't even be playing on the JV team let alone Varsity this year.
He hasn't played a down of High School football and is already being
recruited. Things could change in the next four years no matter how good he is.
Did he forget byu is qb university?
I don't care where the kid plays, but committing while in 9th grade is
absurd. The college recruiting game is out of control.
I'm not sure what is more stupid, recruiting a kid in Jr. High or reporting
about a kid being recruited in Jr. High.
Man kids are big these days. 6'3" 190 at age 14.
CBDid he forget that the mighty weak Utes are perennial cellar
dwellers in an elite conference and sign every player they're interested
I love college football.However, it is becoming more like Minor
League Football and a farm system for the NFL.This is pathetic. Can
you imagine the hype and extremely high expectations this kid will have on him
not just when he goes to college, but even when he plays high school
football?Apparently the Jake Heaps, Ben Olsens and others who were
hyped have nothing on this kid.
Any college is rolling the dice by signing a junior high kid who won't even
be old enough to drive for a few more years. They tie up a valuable scholarship
and the kid may or may not turn out how they are hoping he will. It's a bit surprising that a big-time program like LSU would do this,
since they usually have a recruiting advantage anyway. From what was mentioned
in the article, the only objective thing known about this kid is that he has
precocious size for his age. The short video clip didn't really show much
else that could be called exceptional. There are definitely still a lot of
unknowns.One thing (motto) each college football coach should always
keep in mind... the younger the kid, the higher the risk.
I can't wait to see my future grandson to be called to play for BYU before
being born! I know, this sound silly isn't it? We all know some family may
say that but in college? How weird would it be when NFL come calling on this
Detmer kid next year? Yeah, I know nba has been drooling on Jabari Parker
sometime when he was a sofhmore in high school.Well, good for him
but will he be ready to play after possible injury, changed position, backup qb
during his jr and sr year or something or he could be turned away?
@SilentLurkerNot to be out-recruited, Kyle Whit is recruiting those same
Perhaps we should remind ourselves that this is only a verbal commitment made by
the kid. I believe LSU can still withdraw any scholarship offers between now
and then (due to injury, bust or whatever). He can't sign a letter of
intent 'till 2018. He's certainly big enough for an 8th grader. I
can see how it would be nice for him to not have the distractions that go with
active recruiting over the next 4 years. Hope it works out for him but
that's sure a long ways out.
No, Chrissy, he did not forget anything. If you'd have read the
article you might have noticed the following quote: "LSU has always been his
No. 1 school, Dinkelmann said." However, he may have forgotten
or totally ignored "interception" U.
"Former BYU great Ty Detmer's 14-year-old nephew commits to play at
LSU"Not BYU? Go figure!
"Love" the BYU trolls from the U. Why would anyone think a
Detmer-relation would "automatically" go to BYU. His brother Koy did
not even come to BYU, and yet his time was closer to the quarterback factory
era. As far as I know, Ty is the only LDS member in his family. His other
relatives might not want to be subject to the strict honor code. Rocky
Biegel's sons chose Wisconsin, Danny Ainge's nephew chose Tennessee,
and the list could go on. However, each school goes after a player, and a
player chooses a school on their own personal merits. I know there are those of
"U" lineage that have chosen to play for BYU, and vice versa. Does not
matter. What matters is getting the best players, with the best fit, to play
for your school. The only thing newsworthy about this article is the absurd
young age at which this young man has committed. So much can happen, good or
bad, over the next few years. There is pressure either way on his committing
now or later, but I think committing now puts greater pressure on him, and a
bulls-eye on his back.
I wonder if half of the posters actually read the article before making a
comment. Read what SoupTwins posted. This is a verbal commitment and not
binding for either the young man or the school. He can't sign until 2018.