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A teenage American football player is already receiving offers from top universities in the United States despite being aged just 14.
Tyler Parker has sent shockwaves through the sport after highlights of his performances went viral on social media. Check out the video below:
The youngster is already six feet tall and weighs 134kg, making him heavier than NFL star Aaron Donald – despite being less than half his age.
Parker claims on his Hudl page that he can benchpress press 136kg and deadlift an impressive 188kg.
He has also recorded 4.9 second 40-yard dash, making him incredibly fast for a player of his size.
Parker, a sophomore out of Santa Margarita High School, is just as impressive at hitting the books and currently has a 3.36 grade point average, according to his Twitter page.
Brandon Collier, the CEO of the International Recruiting and Placement Platform for American Football Players, has said Parker "can be the number one DT (defensive tackle) in the class of 2025".
All this has made him a target for several top universities and colleges in the United States.
The Arizona Wildcats, Portland State, Incarnate Word and Virginia University of Lynchberg have all reportedly made him offers, along with the University of Mississippi, Texas A&M and Louisiana State University.
Parker has also caught the eye of Ryan Vidales, a former recruiter for the University of Oregon.
First Day in the Worlds Eyes since my social media Viral breakout..Loved seeing multiple kids smile today by making a kids day by taking one photo means the world to me‼️‼️ It’s bigger than football it’s about the Next Gen to me.. Ready to embrace everything that comes with this pic.twitter.com/fmxt8pXHlv— Tyler Parker (TP) (@iam_tylerparker) July 10, 2022
Vidales wrote on Twitter: "Tyler Parker is a name that we'll be talking about for years to come.
"I can't remember a kid coming out of Orange County with his combination of size, speed, and athleticism at 14 YEARS OLD.
"Can't wait to catch a game at Santa Margarita this upcoming season!"
While he is yet to make a decision on his next move, Parker looks certain to have a bright future in the sport wherever he ends up.
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