UAB offers scholarship to rising 8th grader Kelvin Stokes

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By: Matt Scalici

Only a handful of football players in the country have received scholarship offers before entering 8th grade. Add Millbrook native Kelvin Stokes to that list.

Stokes, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound defensive lineman for Stanhope Elmore Junior High, picked up a scholarship offer from UAB this week, making him one of the youngest players in the country with a Division I scholarship offer.

"I talked to his parents today about the offer and they were pretty excited," said Stanhope Elmore High School head coach Jeff Foshee. "He's been working out with us all summer and we've been really impressed with him."

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