University of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh has offered a football scholarship to a kid who hasn’t even entered high school yet.
His name is Dante Jacob Moore and he’s a 13-year-old who will enter eighth grade in the fall at A.G.B.U. Alex & Marie Manoogian School, a charter program in Southfield, Mich. After Harbaugh laid eyes on him at the university’s football camp in Ann Arbor Monday, he didn’t waste any time making him an offer.
“(Harbaugh) just said he had heard word about him and (asked) was I bringing him to the camp,” the boy’s father, Otha Sr., said, according to the Detroit Free Press. “He was looking forward to meeting him. He has been working out with Devin (Gardner) a lot, as well as at Quarterback U. He has been on Devin’s Instagram. I think that’s where Harbaugh saw him.”
Already 6-2, 165 pounds, Moore has led his team to three United Youth Football League national championships. One of his mentors, Donovan Dooley, founded the training program Quarterback University, which Moore has taken part in for the past five years. And he says Moore already has next-level skills.
“I’ve had him since he was eight and he’s going to be special,” Dooley said. “He’s always been advanced for his age. He’s just ready to compete.”