Adu not fazed by super stardom

March 19, 2003
By Fred Goodall
BRADENTON, Fla. -- Freddy Adu shrugged at the suggestion that he's growing up much faster than other kids his age.

The 13-year-old soccer phemon is the star of the U.S. under-17 team, on schedule to graduate from high school at 14. He has already caught the eyes of pro clubs eager to make him wealthy.

``That still really hasn't hit me yet. I still want to be a kid and kind of have a normal childhood,'' said Adu, whose family rejected a six-figure contract offer from ...

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