For Deas, eighth grade is too early 

July, 27, 2012
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Phillip Deas knows a thing or two about big-time prospect recruiting.

As a quarterback at Evangel Christian (Shreveport, La.) in the mid-1990s, Deas was part of a long line of Evangel quarterbacks who landed at big-time programs over a 12-year span from 1990-2002. He followed Josh Booty (LSU) and was followed by Brent Rawls (Oklahoma), Brock Berlin (Florida) and John David Booty (USC). Deas played at North Carolina before finishing his college career at Louisiana Tech.

Now the head coach at his high school alma mater, Deas is a bit alarmed to see young players, especially quarterbacks, committing to colleges when they are still in junior high. California quarterback Tate Martell committed to Oregon Wednesday, days after Deas' home state flagship school, LSU, offered rising eighth-grade linebacker Dylan Moses.

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