You can always sell it and get most of your money back.
But here's another idea,,,
Try a H&R Sportster Compact
It's a single-shot break-open rifle,,,
The compact comes with a 12" pull stock,,,
Later as the young man grows order the 14.5" stock.
This rifle is very well made,,,
Mine has countless rounds through it,,,
Accuracy (for me) is a 2" circle at 100 yards.
Again, just another option to consider.