The women’s basketball team coaches at The University of Texas have just accepted their youngest player yet. Texan phenom Deja Kelly, 13,Â will be suiting up as a Texas Longhorn. Once she graduates middle school and high school that is.
Following in her father’s footsteps, Darren Kelly a guard who played for the university in 1999 and 2001, took the offer from Texas during the Longhorns’ football victory over Iowa State on Oct. 18.
â€œIt was my dream school because my dad went there,” she told the San Antonio Express-News. “I’ve been putting in the work.”
To have colleges recruit younger prospective student is not uncommon. Quarterback Zadock Dinkelmann, a friend of Kelly’s, committed to LSU in February while still in junior high.