Lane Kiffin offers scholarship to Tee Martin’s 13-year-old son
When it comes to handing out scholarships, Lane Kiffin’s motto clearly is that you can never be too early on a prospect.
The Florida Atlantic head coach has offered a scholarship to Kaden Martin, the 13-year-old son of former Tennessee quarterback, Tee Martin, according to a report.
FOX college football reporter Bruce Feldman reports the news and says Martin is a 7th-grader who is nearly 6-feet tall and 175 pounds. Kaden appears to have a big arm already, as Feldman says he’s also been clocked in the 80s as a baseball pitcher.
This sort of move is nothing new for Kiffin, who seven years ago secured a commitment from then 13-year-old David Sills. Of course, Kiffin ended up fired from USC, leading to Sills’ decommitment. Sills never developed as a QB, bounced around to several colleges, and ended up playing wide receiver at West Virginia.
One difference with this case though is that Kiffin has a relationship with Martin, who was on his staff at USC. Martin remains a coach for the Trojans.
It would be a major surprise if Kiffin were still at Florida Atlantic by the time Martin were ready to begin college. It would probably be a bigger surprise to see Kiffin still there than to see Martin develop into a top prospect five years from now.