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College & Pro Football Scouting Site Now Monitoring Sixth Graders

For the first time,, a well-known college and professional football scouting site, has added sixth graders to its database.

The two middle school football players, both from the Northeast, participated in Boston's NextGen All America Camp on February 8. The same camp comes to Dallas on Sunday, April 26.

This is what had to say about the two boys after their camp performance:

"Tyson Thornton and Daron Bryden will be the first 6th grade prospects the website will actively monitor. Thornton is a 5-foot-11, 167-pound running back with great explosiveness and surprisingly good body control for a kid his size and age. Bryden, a small quarterback with a big arm is incredibly composed and very polished -- and he can make every throw. And with a father standing nearly 6-foot-7, he may soon have the body to match his arm. Both of these young players were so impressive they were moved up to compete against the eighth grade prospects."

What do you think about a scouting site monitoring kids at this age? Is it too young or just fine? Let us know on the CBSDFW Facebook page.

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