Few players have seen their stock go up more in the eyes of college coaches than Kyle Young. The four-star forward impressed during the month of July, and now he is picking up major offers from power programs.
Currently Young has offers from schools such as Purdue, Butler, Ohio State, Florida, Xavier, Michigan State, Michigan, and Wisconsin.
The most recent offer for Young came from Ohio State. That offer came on a visit to the school, and it is one that Young definitely coveted.
“It was great having your home state school offer,” said Young of the Buckeyes. “I always grew up watching them, so it was pretty cool to see the campus and check everything out.”
One thing that Ohio State made clear is they don’t intend to box Young in to a position. They want the 6-foot-7 athlete to have a variety of different roles.
“Coach (Thad) Matta pretty much told me that he sees me as a basketball player,” noted Young. “He just wants me on the court. It could be as a two, three, or four and that is how I see myself as well.”
Another school that picked things up recently and offered was Michigan State. The Spartans saw him in April, and Tom Izzo felt he would be a valuable piece to the puzzle.
“Coach Izzo is also telling me that I can play a stretch four or as a wing,” said Young. “Also he wants to play out on the wing some, and I like Michigan State as well.”
With all of the new offers, Young says he is in no hurry to make any kind of quick decision, and is just taking the whole recruiting experience for what it is.
“It has just been a blessing,” noted Young. “This is the type of stuff you dream of growing up, so I am just trying to take it all in, and take things step by step.”
When the time does come for Young to make a decision, he knows what will be most important to him.
“I want to see the relationships I have and how comfortable the school feels to me,” said Young. “I am just looking for that place that feels right.”