Young No Longer Swamped With Offers

It pays to be early. Patric Young, a Top 50 junior out of Paxon School in Jacksonville, ended his recruitment on Saturday. The 6-foot-8 Young advanced his recruitment with one national power to the point where he was comfortable with pledging early.

It happened last July and you had to be there to fully grasp the intensity of the situation.

At the Reebok All-American Camp, Jacksonville (Fla.) Paxon School power forward Patric Young hit his stride in a big way. A gifted athlete, Young began swatting shots and in turn announced his presence.

The hits continued throughout the rest of the month with his Jacksonville Lee Bulls team and pretty soon it was evident: Young had arrived. Scout.com's No. 46 prospect in the Class of 2010 was on the map and it didn't take long for the offers to roll in.

"Before that it had always been Florida State and then from that moment at Reebok U, it took off," Jacksonville Lee Bulls coach David Jones told Scout.com. "Coach Donovan became so aggressive recruiting him."

This weekend, Young opted to call in his pledge and is now an integral piece of the Florida Gators next recruiting class.

"The style stood out the most," Young told Scout.com. "It seemed like they play the way I have my entire life. It was just perfect."

There were a lot of schools wanting to get into the mix, especially once they found out Young was a good student. But, once it was clear he was staying close to home it was Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech and Miami.

"Right now he's a still a little raw. He's got great potential and picks up everything well."


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