An Under Armour All-American, the 6-5, 295 Young narrowed his list down to Auburn, Florida, Georgia and Miami before choosing Chizik's program. The family atmosphere is something that Young talked about following his official visit for the Florida game and in the end that proved to be one of the deciding factors for him.
Young is the cousin of Auburn freshman tight end Brandon Fulse and he said that was huge in Auburn's favor. Following his visit in October he talked about what having Fulse means for the Tigers in the decision-making process.
"It's real big because I know that being my cousin here, he wouldn't steer me in the wrong direction," Young said. "He was just telling me how everything worked around here so I got it from the coaches and a family member and that helped.
"Auburn has great people," he added. "It's a great area with a little city and a little country, and I'm a country boy. It's real nice."