Some of you guys really are a bunch of wankers. A Kiwi comes on here and asks a simple question regarding opportunities for a very talented young runner and all you can do is be negative.
Even if he doesn't improve, he could probably get a scholarship at just about any NCAA Division I school in the nation. And since the NZ education is that much better, he'll probably do just fine, at most schools, academically too.
So what if Alan Webb ran 3:53 in high school?
Britain's Steve Cram made the Olympic 1500m final when he was still 19. Graham Williamson ran 3:53.15 just 32 days after his 19th birthday and a 3:56.40 just 17 days after he turned 18. Steve Ovett ran 1:46.8 while still 18.
If this kid really did run a 3:46 1500 at age 16, he is ahead of Cram's best at that age (3:47.7). He might end up being a world beater. Give the kid a break.