Four-star forward Kyle Young was one of the pleasant surprises this spring and summer. At 6-foot-7 with good athleticism and a solid skill level, Young shows the ability to impact a game in multiple ways, and now he is picking up major offers.
After a strong sophomore season, Young says he is really focused on a few areas of his game to make an impact as a junior.
“This whole off season I have been working to put on weight and get in the weight room more,” said Young. “Also I am working hard on my handles. I am trying to become more of a wing, and I know to do that I have to improve my handle.”
Young now has offers from Clemson, Xavier, Davidson, Illinois, Butler, Purdue, and West Virginia. Those schools along with others have been dropping in to see him.
“Pretty much everybody who has offered me has been in to see me,” said Young. “Also Wisconsin, Michigan, Clemson, and Dayton have all had coaches come by. I have also been on a few visits. I went to Butler, Purdue, Michigan, West Virginia and Xavier.”
About his recent trip to West Virginia, Young said, “It was a unique campus because they have a downtown campus and one closer to the coliseum. I have been talking to them a good amount. Coach (Bob) Huggins has bene in to open gym, and I like the staff.”
Just before he visited West Virginia, Young went to Xavier, and he enjoyed that trip as well.
“Their school is a smaller campus,” noted Young of Xavier. “I thought it had a good feel, I saw their facilities, and they showed me around. I liked it, it was a nice campus.”
Two of the most recent schools to offer were Butler and Illinois.
About the Bulldogs, Young said, “I have been talking to Butler for a long time. They offered on the visit. It was cool seeing Hinkle Fieldhouse, and it was just nice being there.”
When it comes to the Illini, Young explained, “I don’t know too much about Illinois, but I talked to their coaches and I know they have good facilities so I am looking forward to learning more.”
Currently there is no timeline for Young to make a decision and he isn’t in a rush, but he does know what he will be looking for in a school.
“It will just be where I feel most comfortable,” explained Young. “I want to go somewhere with good academics and also good basketball. Also as a freshman I want to be able to play a role, and not just be a guy on the bench for two years.”