Kenny Young ready for first offer

John Curtis Christian LB Kenny Young is destined for early four-star status, and the hard-hitting junior is waiting for his first scholarship offer. Which programs are in the mix?

It's only a matter of time before the floodgates open and Kenny Young gets inundated with offers.

"A couple of schools want me real bad," Young said. "I've been sending my highlights out, and I've been getting handwritten letters."

Michigan, LSU, Mississippi State and Texas A&M are showing significant interest.

"Michigan is a great program," Young said. "I've been following them for awhile to see what Denard Robinson is doing. They seem to always be in the top five in recruiting. Linebacker Bobby Powers from Curtis played there, as did running back Chris Howard.

"LSU is a very successful program. They're second in the SEC in academics to only Vanderbilt. When I visited a couple of weeks ago, Frank Wilson and the coaches showed me love. By the time I get to LSU their linebackers will all be juniors - if that's where I sign."

Young, who is from the Boutte area, is related to a couple of current LSU players: former teammate Dillon Gordon and Hahnville product Alfred Blue.

"Jerquinick Sandolph is also a friend," Young said. "Dillon is cool. He and I used to battle every day in practice. We made each other better."

Young talked about a few additional schools.

"I'm looking forward to Mississippi State offering soon," he said. "They're sending me letters like crazy. A&M is keeping in contact. They want me and said they need big, physical linebackers like me to compete in the SEC.

"I've heard a lil bit about Florida (having interest). Hunter Dale (sophomore teammate) put the word out to their coaches about me. I'm hearing more about Florida State, and I've heard I'm on Miami's recruiting board."

John Curtis is currently ranked No. 2 in the nation.

"The season is going good," Young said. "We're getting better as a team and as individuals. I don't let anything bother me when I get into my zone on the field.

"Coach J.T. (Curtis) asked if I want to play some tight end, and I'm excited about that."


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