Alabama has joined Michigan State in offering a football scholarship to an eighth grader, according to reports.
Jesus Machado, a linebacker from Hialeah, Florida, now has five offers from Power Five schools – MSU, Alabama, West Virginia, North Carolina State and Iowa State – according to Scout.com.
Machado (6-1, 191) will be a member of the 2020 recruiting class
Corey Bender of Scout.com calls Machado “a great-looking athlete that's well-advanced for a player of his age. Machado's football intelligence and IQ stand out when scanning through his film, but he also does a good job of flying around and wrapping up in space. He provides that thud at the point of attack.”
Machado was offered by the Spartans earlier this month.