Zadock Dinkelmann is a highly-talented 14-year-old eighth grade quarterback from Texas. In addition to having an all-around tremendous name he’s also the nephew of former Heisman Trophy winner Ty Detmer.
Why is this worth writing about on the Internet? On Saturday night Dinkelmann gave the LSU Tigers a verbal commitment before taking a snap as a high school quarterback
ESPN’s Jeremy Crabtree provides some details on the commitment:
LSU made national headlines in 2012 when it offered a scholarship to Dylan Moses the summer before his eighth-grade year at Baton Rouge (La.) University High. Moses, a member of the class of 2017, committed to the Tigers early in his freshman season, but Dinkelmann’s commitment is believed to be the earliest known pledge for LSU.
It’s the earliest known commitment in college football since 13-year-old David Sills committed to USC in 2010.
Dinkelmann is listed at 6-foot-4 and 190 pounds. He might not play right away as a freshman at Somerset (Texas) High since the school’s starting quarterback is Koy Detmer Jr.
In any event, Dinkelmann can’t officially sign a National Letter of Intent until February, 2018. Still, it’s a name to remember … or at least a very memorable name.