New Bronco Speedster Wants To Play.. Quickly

No matter what Cory Young does, he does it quickly. The Norco (Calif.) senior running back accelerates through the hole, makes a single cut and is a blur to the end zone. He never met an angle he didn't like to beat. Now, the 2014 Boise State commit wants to do something else quickly: get on the field.

"I do not want to redshirt at all," he said. "I'll do whatever I have to do to get on that field. I don't care if it's kickoff return or something. I just don't want to redshirt."

Such ambition isn't surprising, considering the 5'10" 182-pound lightning bolt has always had to compete with his older brother Kelsey Young, who plays for Stanford. When the older Young chose Palo Alto, the younger decided it was time to go against family plans and make a name for himself.

"I decided after my sophomore year that I didn't want to go there," said Young, who intends to major in business administration and go into business with his brother. "I wanted to carve my own road."

He's treating the field like his own personal carving board, shredding defenses with a chef's precision. With a 4.4 40-yard dash, he rushed for 2450 yards – with a long of 75 yards – and 22 touchdowns last season as the feature back in the Cougars' rushing attack.

With big-play potential every time he touches the ball, Young knows he can contribute right away. When he visited the Broncos for the Blue and Orange Game, instead of simply taking in the atmosphere, he focused on the plays like they were game tape.

"I watched the running backs and the O-line," he said. "I watched their steps and tried to think about what I'd do when they moved how they did." Ever thinking ahead, Young is currently training at the Winner's Circle Athletics training facility, which caters to current and future collegiate athletes. He hopes the preparation gets him ready to play, sooner rather than later.

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