Drew Pyne headed to Florida State’s summer camp with offers from the Seminoles and South Carolina despite just finishing his eighth-grade year. After the camp, he added offers from Alabama, Penn State and Missouri.
QBCountry was the first to report the Alabama offer with a photo of Pyne touring the Alabama locker room.
Pyne, 15, is 6-1, 170 pounds and will begin his high school career in the fall at New Canaan (Conn.) High — winners of the last three state Class L state titles — after leading his Pop Warner team to the nationals in Orlando last December, according to The Orlando Sentinel.
If his last name sounds familiar, it’s because the Pynes have had a run of success in football and beyond. His father, George is the former CEO of NASCAR and the former president of IMG Sports and Entertainment. George Pyne’s grandfather, father and brother all played pro football and Drew’s brother, Brendan, will play for Brown in the fall after graduating from IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.).
Pyne is not the only eighth grader the Crimson Tide has offered. South Florida linebacker Jesus Machado also has an offer.
Missouri is an interesting suitor, given that the Tigers were the first FBS offer for seventh-grade QB Aaron McLaughlin.