Young is wide-open

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Kenny Young says he is wide-open with no frontrunners yet.

"I'm interested in anybody who is interested in me," Young said. "I don't have any favorites. I'm open to any schools that offer."

Ole Miss has offered the junior, who is ranked 11th in the nation among 2014 outside linebackers.

Young attended the Rebels' rivalry game vs. Mississippi State last month. He attended multiple LSU home games, as well.

"Coach Frank (Wilson) came to our school last week," Young said. "LSU has been sending mail like crazy. I had a real good time at their games where I learned a lot more about LSU.

"I enjoyed watching them perform. (Former teammate) Dillon Gordon played very good. He has great size. Dillon was hard on me in practice at Curtis, and I was hard on him."

Young set the tone early in John Curtis Christian's semifinal rout of Springfield last week with a crushing open-field tackle on kick coverage.

"The coaches wanted me to make a big play," Young recalled. "They wanted me to be the hammer. The coaches said to go get it if we wanted it.

"I said I was going to make the play, and the return man ran into my zone. Everyone went crazy after that play."

Curtis (13-0) goes for the state title Saturday vs. Evangel Christian.

"We have to stay focused and continue studying film," Young said when asked about game preparation. "Evangel has a very good team. We have to be ready to work because they pass very well, and their running back Javin Webb has gained 1,700 yards and scored 30 touchdowns.

"We have to stop both him and their passing game. It's going to come down to whoever plays the best football for 48 minutes."

Young is third on the team with 77 tackles.

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