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Wolverines extend scholarship offer to 7th-grade QB

Michigan football appears to have found the next great quarterback and accordingly, offered him a scholarship, even though he’s only in 7th grade.

You may not know the name Isaiah Marshall. But after the Michigan football program made him the youngest athlete to be offered an athletic scholarship by the Wolverines, you should get to know him.

Of course, Marshall is a quarterback and while his recruiting class is still about six years away, Michigan football must have liked what it saw from the kid if it took the step of offering a full ride.

Maybe Marshall will be the starting quarterback of the Wolverines one day. It’s certainly possible but it’s hard to imagine how one could determine that a 7th-grade quarterback is worthy of such an offer.

Certainly, the Wolverines have probably seen the kid at some camps and he must have some spectacular physical tools because you wouldn’t think evaluating his performance against other junior-high players would offer much value. Here is a look at his highlights if you feel inclined.

This isn’t the first story of a 7th-grade getting a scholarship offer. Chris Leak, the former Florida quarterback had the same thing happen to him and he panned out well for the Gators, even though it was Wake Forest that originally offered him.

In that instance the evaluation was right. Maybe it will be too with Marshall, who didn’t say when he planned on committing (that’s a joke). Marshall announced the news on his twitter account, but it wasn’t the only offer Michigan football made Tuesday.

Another quarterback, this one in the 2020 recruiting class, Anthony Romphf also took to Twitter to announce his offer from the Wolverines. He will reportedly visit Michigan football next month.

Another player that received an offer from Michigan football was 2020 in-state running back Penny Boone, who also announced it on his Twitter page.

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All in all, it has been a busy day for the Wolverines with three offers to in-state players. But none are more interesting than the offer to a 7th-grade quarterback. That kind of thing always makes news and it will be fun to see if Marshall ever takes a snap for UM.



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