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Alabama offers 8th-grade QB and son of Tennessee legend Tee Martin

Kaden Martin is the son of Mobile native Tee Martin, who starred at Williamson High. (Photo from Kaden Martin’s Twitter account)

Alabama has apparently identified a quarterback of the distant future.

Kaden Martin — the son of Tennessee national championship quarterback and Mobile native Tee Martin — tweeted that he has received a scholarship offer from Alabama. Kaden Martin has not yet played in a high school game, based on his HUDL profile.

Blessed to receive my 2nd offer from The University of Alabama [?] pic.twitter.com/v8W5Baq66v

— Kaden Martin (@kaden_17) December 31, 2017

Kaden Martin is only an eighth-grader and in the Class of 2022, but is already 6 feet tall. Florida Atlantic coach Lane Kiffin, who coached with Tee Martin at Southern Cal, drew headlines when he became the first to offer a scholarship to then 13-year-old Kaden Martin.

Martin later explained Kiffin’s offer in an interview with AL.com’s Mark Heim.

"Kaden is way more advanced than I was at his age," Tee Martin said earlier this year. "I was a multi-sport athlete. … I was good, but he is way past me. He is bigger than I was. He’s already 5-11, 175 pounds and just turned 13. He’s a little more advanced than I was. He is bigger, stronger, faster and all of that, but you can’t predict success."

Tee Martin serves as the offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach at Southern Cal and has earned a reputation as an ace recruiter during a college coaching career that also included stops at Morehouse, Kentucky and New Mexico.

At Williamson High in Mobile, Tee Martin was named a Parade All-American and signed with Tennessee. He later followed Peyton Manning as Tennessee’s quarterback and led the Vols to a national title while throwing for for more than 4,500 career yards and 32 touchdowns in his college career.

Tee Martin said recently that he was disappointed that he was not a candidate to replace Butch Jones as Tennessee’s head coach.

Tee Martin also has a son, Amari Rodgers, who is a freshman receiver at Clemson.

Richard Jibunor has turned into an elite college football prospect since moving to America from Nigeria. Wesley Sinor / wsinor@al.com

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