Emerging in-state prospect Khalid Young reflects on his most recent Alabama visit

Alabama hosted many elites in many classes last weekend and one of the best young prospects in the state was among them. Khalid Young reflects on his time in Tuscaloosa.

It's not hard to see why programs like Mississippi State, Vanderbilt and South Alabama have already penciled in a scholarship offer to 2018 Elmore (Ala.) Edgewood Academy linebacker Khalid Young

He sports a big frame (Scout video above) and already plays with a certain physicality and swagger for one of the top programs in the state.

"Khalid is very long and athletic. He's 6-2, 217 (pounds) and is only 15 years old," said Bobby Carr, head coach at Edgewood. "Collegiate coaches see a tremendous amount of upside in him. He's also a very physical player. Loves contact."

Alabama assistant coach Kirby Smart recently saw Young in person before he was able to return to Tuscaloosa for his third unofficial game visit when it beat LSU last weekend.

"Loud," he said of the atmosphere in Tuscaloosa. "Very good atmosphere to be in. Even if you weren't playing it felt like you were. 

"They always treat you good, but this game was packed. Our host couldn't even sit with us because so many people were there. And like I said, it was loud."

 Despite more than 100 Division I prospects at Bryant-Denny Stadium, multiple UA coaches made it a point to check in with one of the top sophomores in the Yellowhammer State.

"They asked how I liked it so far. It was very good, I'm looking forward to going back," he said. "An offer from Alabama would mean I'm doing something right but right now I'm focusing on my high school career."

Edgewood hosts Grove Hill (Ala.) Clarke Prep Friday night in hopes of moving its 2015 record to 12-0 en route to another state championship.


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