Nothing unusual about coaches making scholarship offers to prospects this time of year. Hawaii coach Greg McMackin recently made one to Reeve Koehler, a 6-foot-4, 280-pound line prospect from Kaneohe, Hawaii.
Here's the catch: Koehler is 13 and has yet to play his first game in pads. The offer makes the eighth-grader the most sought-after prospect in the class of 2013.
Andy Staples of SI.com writes that Koehler could receive more interest after Sunday, when he plays his first regulation, 11-on-11 game in pads in the Football University Youth All-American Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
Koehler's brother, Solomon, is a freshman offensive lineman at Arizona.
The young Koehler could have competition in the class of 2013. Thayer Evans and Pete Thamel of the New York Times report on several of the 143 prospects at Sunday's All-American Bowl, including Wes Medeiros, 13, who kicked a 45-yard field goal at the Pittsburgh Steelers' training camp in August, video of which you can see after the jump.
The end of Saturday night's Hawaii-Fresno State game was a beaut. The Bulldogs overcame six turnovers and a 17-point deficit to forge a 29-29 tie at the end of regulation. All Hawaii had to do was overcome the officials.
Fresno had the ball first and after three plays, set up for a field goal by freshman Kevin Goessling. That's where we pick up this video.
Goessling misses, but baits the referee to call a running into the kicker penalty, setting up a second opportunity for Goessling. Guess what? He missed again.
Hawaii's Dan Kelly then booted the winner from 33 yards, giving the Warriors their first road victory over a ranked opponent.
Interesting fact: Hawaii was penalized 10 times for 82 yards. Fresno State was not penalized.