Top 40 Receiver's Decision Looming

With scholarships now at a premium, head coach Ted Roof and the Blue Devils are hoping to cap off the recruiting class with a couple of gamebreaker receivers. One of those has torn up the Pacific Northwest prep scene for the last few years, and is now ready to make a decision.

"Duke is a great school," says O'Dea standout receiver Chancellor Young. "Right now the football team isn't enjoying the same success as the basketball program, but they are building."

The 6-foot-2, 210 pounder is ranked as one of the top 40 receiving prospects in the nation thanks to his blend of speed (4.3 recorded forty time), and size. In short he's the prototypical WR prospect. According to Young is rated as a three star prospect, though TI experts admit he could see another star added before signing day.

That potential extra star is a result of a stellar senior year, which saw him log 25 catches for over 500 yards and five touchdowns.

Heading down the stretch Young has narrowed his choices to a final three of Duke, UCLA, and Oregon. Recruiting analysts believe the Devils and Bruins are the teams to beat at this point.

Over the weekend he made his final official visit by tripping to UCLA, however no commitment was made. Upon returning from California, Chancellor and his family hosted Duke head coach Ted Roof and several assistants on Tuesday evening.

Big time football isn't new to the Young family as Chancellor's father, former NFL great Charle Young played at Southern California, while his oldest brother played at Stanford. So is there any pressure to eliminate the rival Bruins or, perhaps, complete the California triumvirate?

"My family just wants me to be happy wherever I go," says Young. "They have all been very supportive."

Despite being considered a top receiver prospect, he's also a very good defensive player, which is where he projects should he choose to attend Oregon. On the defensive side of the ball he tallied 91 tackles and one interception.

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