Boise State OT Commit Showcases Surprising Versatility In Pick-6

When you’re a quarterback going up against Queen Creek High School in Arizona, it’s not only the defensive backs you have to worry about. Not when 6-foot-6, 330-pound Michael Young is on the field.

Committed to Boise State as an offensive tackle, Young made national news when he picked off Vista Grande (Ariz.) quarterback Sam Barragon and returned it 54 yards to the house during the teams’ game Friday night. He broke a tackle in the process, and began celebrating once he reached the end zone.

“It was a dream come true,” Young said on Twitter.

That’s the kind of season it has been for Young and the Queen Creek Bulldogs. They are 8-1 on the season with a huge contest against Williams Field coming up this weekend. But, most importantly, they’re enjoying the game.

“We are having lots of fun and we are winning games right now,” Young told BroncoCountry on Wednesday. “We are just a great, big family. We love playing football and we love Friday nights.”

It’s his passion for football that has Young excited for his future. While he remains 100% focused on his senior year at Queen Creek, he looks forward to finally playing on the blue turf of Boise State, so much so that coaches from other schools have not been in contact with him since he committed to the Broncos.

“To be completely honest with you I haven’t heard from anyone,” Young said. “Coaches might try, but they all know that I’m a hard commit (to Boise State).”

Young took his official visit to Boise for the Colorado State game on October 15. It was his second trip to the capitol of Idaho, having visited unofficially over the summer, and he fell in love with the city all over again.

“The visit to Boise State was just amazing,” he said. “It was unbelievable. The people were great. The team and the staff were amazing.

“What stood out to me was how exciting game day is. Overall, it was amazing.”

Among the other visitors that weekend was Boise State quarterback commit Chase Cord (Peoria, Ariz.), and Young says the two bonded.

“I got to meet some of the other recruits and it was good to see what our class is going to be like,” he said. “They were all great guys.”


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