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Emmitt Smith’s son is now a star recruit, and his dad helped him announce a Florida scholarship offer

EJ Smith has a handful of major offers.

Emmitt Smith has a son who plays running back. It won’t surprise you that his running back son, EJ, is really good at playing running back.

To that end, here are Emmitt and EJ announcing together on Tuesday that EJ had gotten a verbal scholarship offer Florida:

Emmitt Smith played his college ball in Gainesville, which might explain in part why he’s absolutely beaming in this announcement video. This was in the late 1980s:

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EJ Smith is a class of 2020 prospect, i.e. a high school sophomore in the spring of 2018. He plays at Jesuit Dallas, in the same city where his dad ran for 17,162 of his NFL-record 18,355 ground yards. We’re a long way from EJ actually playing college football, but he’s already sporting listed offers from UF, Ohio State, and Georgia. That suggests Smith’s going to be a blue-chip prospect as his enrollment gets closer.

If you’re feeling old because 48-year-old Emmitt Smith has a kid who’s old enough to have scholarship offers from Urban Meyer, Kirby Smart, and Dan Mullen: You’re right. You’re very old. It won’t make you feel any younger knowing that younger ex-NFLers Patrick Surtain, Asante Samuel, and Joe Horn all had blue-chip sons in the class of 2018.