Florida State takes its football very seriously—seriously to a fault. The school is already planning to get back to the top of college football. Who's the key to a post-Jameis Winston future? An eighth-grader obviously.

Although it isn't the first to do so, Florida State has taken a leap of faith and offered a scholarship to an eighth grader. His name is Tru Thompson, and he's a 6-foot, 300-pound, 14-year-old defensive tackle looking to cause some hurt.

First offer from Florida State University! #Blessed #GoNoles pic.twitter.com/BsjmrJ4uqG

— Tru Thompson (@TruThompsonDT) June 13, 2015

"Coach [Jimbo] Fisher also talked about how athletic I was during the camp," Thompson said. "It's a great school and a lot of success came out of here so I've always liked them. I know Odell Haggins is also a great coach and one of the best defensive line coaches. Also, I want to major in business and they have a good program. So when I heard about that I said 'alright that's pretty good.'"

But before he gets to live his dream, Thompson must beat his biggest challenge yet: high school. Let's wait and see if he's the real deal while I pen this Lifetime movie.

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[via Yahoo! Sports]