precocious \pri-KOH-shus\, adjective:
1. Characterized by or characteristic of exceptionally early development or maturity (especially in mental aptitude); as, "a precocious child"; "a precocious achievement."
2. (Botany) Flowering or fruiting early.
|With all the depth issues facing the Tide defense, we're all hoping some of the incoming freshmen will display a precocious aptitude for the 3-4 defense and can contribute early.|