A Major College Football Program Offered Zion Williamson A Scholarship

first_imgZion Williamson dunking the ball during the McDonald's All-American dunk contest.ATLANTA, GA – MARCH 26: Zion Williamson of Spartanburg Day School attempts a dunk during the 2018 McDonald’s All American Game POWERADE Jam Fest at Forbes Arena on March 26, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Zion Williamson is the talk of the 2018-19 men’s college basketball season. Duke’s star freshman has dazzled – and dominated – his first couple of games on the court for the Blue Devils. The freak of an athlete is looking very much like a future No. 1 overall NBA Draft pick.The tank of a forward is built like no basketball player we’ve ever seen before. It’s hard to watch him play and not think he could’ve been a hell of a football player, too.A major college football program apparently agrees.Williamson was reportedly offered a scholarship by LSU.LSU tried to offer Zion Williamson a football scholarship in 2016. They never heard back.”I thought, hell, why not, he’s probably the best damn tight end to ever live.”https://t.co/JcbOoym5Er— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) November 15, 2018From ESPN.com:Once Mateos saw the highlights, he got Williamson’s phone number and reached out to offer him a scholarship to LSU.“I thought, hell, why not, he’s probably the best damn tight end to ever live,” Mateos told ESPN.Mateos, who said Orgeron likely didn’t even know about the offer, never heard back from Williamson.“Honestly, I just thought it would be really fun and would be good exposure for LSU if we offered him for football. Unfortunately, he didn’t seem to be too [interested],” Mateos said. “Coach O said go recruit the best athletes in the country, and that’s what I tried to do.”It seems like Zion made the right choice. He would’ve been a ton of fun to watch on the gridiron, though.last_img

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