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Some kids just develop faster than others. Like, a lot faster. Just go watch the Little League World Series or any recruit Nick Saban has ever lured to Tuscaloosa.

Usually, high school football recruits don’t put on the big boy weight until they get to school. That’s where they can squat, bench and deadlift their hearts out with the best strength coaches in the country. It’s also where they can get on nutrition plans to ensure they look like Hulk Hogan in his prime by the time they leave school.

But sometimes…sometimes football fans come across a kid who defies all of that logic. That’s Tyler Parker, the 14-year-old who weighs nearly 300 pounds and is one of the top recruits in the class of 2025. He’s going viral because, well, he’s a monster.

Meet Tyler Parker: The 300-Pound 14-Year-Old Recruit

If you’re at a loss of words like I was, I don’t blame you one bit. Parker legitimately looks like one of Aaron Donald’s nesting dolls. Kids that age shouldn’t be allowed to have muscles that big. It’s just not right.

The 6-foot-1 defensive lineman is a rising sophomore at Santa Margarita High School in California, even though he looks like a veteran bodybuilder. And his muscles aren’t just for show. According to his Hudl profile, he can bench press 185 pounds 25 times and can deadlift 415 pounds. For perspective, players at the NFL Combine bench 225 pounds. Something tells me Parker could probably throw that weight around, too.

Just take a look at how fast and powerful he is off the line. He runs the 40-yard dash in 4.9 seconds, which is pretty darn good for someone pushing 300 pounds.

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Expect the offers to pour in for this kid. He’s got an offer from the University of Arizona and has visited campuses of schools like Texas, Texas A&M, Ole Miss and LSU, according to his Youtube channel.

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Tyler Parker still has a while before he actually suits up for any college. Until then, he’ll probably go viral more times. I can’t wait to see how much bigger and faster he gets.

MORE: This 500-Pound Football Player Named “House” Might Be the Biggest Ever

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Patrick covered the Florida Gators during the forgettable Will Muschamp and Jim McElwain eras before spending two seasons writing for Major League Baseball. He's an SEC homer and a baseball junkie who spends his days defending the Miami Marlins. When he's not glued to a TV, you can find him ...Read more
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