You might be right, but I just don’t see the benefit of offering someone so early. Is there any evidence that the first to offer has more success in landing someone, especially when the kid is in junior high? And what if something happens as he gets older (decides he wants to play basketball instead, gets hurt, never improves)? Can we withdraw the offer any time before he accepts it?
All that to say, I wish we had waited until he’s at least a sophmore in HS.