06/28/2012 09:04 am ET Updated Jul 05, 2012

Recruiting Kids For Sports, Not Smarts?

The most talented young athletes can be recruited now for college sports and a career in the limelight as early as the seventh grade. They can seal their fates at a top university before even taking their SATs. The New York Times recently looked at how middle school has become the toughest battleground for recruiting future basketball stars. But, is too much emphasis being placed on finding our next LeBron James and not our next Steve Jobs? Is athletic talent preventing kids from flexing their inner genius?

Or, should more kids be shooting for a corporate boardroom seat instead of a championship ring? Is corporate recruiting for child prodigies next?

What are the dangers of deciding a kid’s future too early?

Watch the LIVE DISCUSSION above.