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Perhaps it was only a matter of time before the established recruiting news outlets turned to rating the youngest of the young, starting in the sixth grade. Well, now it’s officially happening. 

A Rivals.com report from a Massachusetts event called NextGen Boston was published on Friday. In the write-up, two sixth graders were specifically called for praise from the event, and were designated as being the first from the Class of 2021 (2021!!!) that the website will keep an official eye on.

To avoid any ambiguity, here’s the full passage focused on the two sixth graders from the NextGen writeup, which was not provided with a specific author byline:

As impressive at those performances were there were seven athletes that have had their profiles added to the Rivals.com recruiting database. Tyson Thornton

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