Young to announce choice

James Young will announce his college intentions on Thursday. Kentucky is the strong favorite.

James Young is set to announce his college decision.

The top 10 recruit out of Michigan recently narrowed his list of schools down to Kentucky, Michigan State, Kansas and Syracuse. Young's Godfather -- Sean Mahone -- confirmed he will announce his college intentions on Thursday.

Young took a visit to Kentucky the weekend of September 29th. His Godfather told shortly following the trip that the trip went as planned.

"It went well," Mahone said. "It really did. It was very impressive. We had an opportunity to witness first hand the quality of the program and the quality of the campus and how organized they are."

"The facilities are exceptional," Mahone added. "The administers and the academic support that they have available to support the players is top notch. It's a well oiled machine."

Mahone told that they had intentions to visit Michigan State in the near future, but a source informed that the MSU visit never happened and that the Spartans pulled out of his recruitment.

Neither Kansas, nor Syracuse received a college visit from Young. Kentucky is considered to the be strong favorite to land Young.

Young, a five-star prospect, is ranked No. 9 overall in's 2013 player rankings.

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