Signing Day 2004: YOUNG TO DUKE!

The Blue Devils and head coach Ted Roof have finally gotten their gamebreaking caliber recruit as Seattle O'Dea standout Chancellor Young decided to attend Duke over offers from a number of high major programs.

"I talked with my family and we all agreed that Duke was the best place for me," new Blue Devil Chancellor Young said. "There was something special about Duke when I was there. They are really close and it's like a family there."

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 depending on the evaluator.

Heading to Duke Young is considered the crown jewel of the class after a senior season that saw him log 25 catches for over 500 yards and five touchdowns.

After taking his final official visit, Young had one final chance to host Duke head coach Ted Roof and several assistants last Tuesday evening. However it wasn't until late Monday night that Young called Roof and informed him of the good news.

Young chose Duke over offers from Notre Dame, Washington, Oregon, and UCLA.

He was to the 2003 Seattle Times 'Star Times' Defensive squad and their All-State team after making 84 tackles, one interception and one sack as a safety. He was also one of four players from the state selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl January 3rd in San Antonio.

"I loved the atmosphere at Duke when I was there. A lot of schools are in that area, and that makes it fun. It kind of reminded me of home since it was snowing here [Washington state] when I left and it was snowing there when I arrived."

The son of former NFL standout Charles Young, Chancellor sports a 3.0 GPA and has already achieved an 1140 on the SAT.

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