Blaze Ingram is just 11 and he just got a college football offer, according to multiple reports.
The world of football recruiting can be wild and ultra-competitive and across the past decade schools have tried to jump in front one another to catch the attention of top prospects. That means guys are getting offers earlier and earlier, and we have seen middle schoolers land offers before.
But Ingram might be the youngest yet after Florida A&M put the college opportunity on his plate recently. Obviously, he has a lot of time to consider that, and nothing is binding when it comes to a verbal offer. There’s a good chance the Florida A&M coaches that are there now won’t be there by the time Ingram is ready to make his college pick. There’s a chance, too, that Blaze won’t pan out like it looks like he might and that the school won’t honor the offer when the time comes.
But Ingram looks like he could be the type of talent who teams will be lining up for, and that is why the Rattlers got in so early.
What makes him special?
Well, he’s not big, but the young man, who plays running back for the Bay Area Jaguars in Tampa, Florida, has elite speed. He was called the “Fastest Kid on the Planet” when he was just 7 after he ran the 100-meter dash in 13.48 seconds. ESPN says that is a record for his age group. He reportedly runs a 4.29, 40.
So, yes, it all sounds sort of crazy, but again, recruiting is a crazy world these days, and there’s no denying that Ingram looks to have a bright future.