Young talking to Florida

Scout 300 OLB Kenny Young recaps his recent conversation with Florida TEs coach Derek Lewis.

Kenny Young, the nation's 11th-ranked outside linebacker, spoke with Florida recruiter Derek Lewis recently.

"I wanted to find out some info about Florida and I called Coach Lewis," Young said. "He said they need a linebacker and asked my height, weight and speed. He asked if I was a hard hitter, if I can cover, and if I like to blitz.

"He explained how Florida uses the both the 3-4 and the 4-3. He wants me to come to one of their games, but it might be January for the Under Armour Combine before I can visit the campus. Coach Lewis told me to keep in contact, and said he wants to come watch Hunter Dale and me play."

Dale, a sophomore safety at John Curtis Christian, has an offer from the Gators.

Young is fourth on the team in tackles for Curtis behind only three seniors.

Cincinnati, UCLA and Michigan continue to show interest in Young, a 6-2, 225-pounder with a 3.4 GPA.

The junior hopes to have a big outing this Saturday when Curtis, the nation's 2nd-ranked team, squares off with Carver.

"Carver has running back Eugene Brazley," Young said. "He's a downhill runner and I want to make a lot of tackles. I'd like to catch a couple of interceptions, too."

Young expects to show his athleticism as early as this week on the offensive side of the ball at tight end.

He has been a model of consistency in 2012, racking up seven stops in each of the Patriots' first three wins (including a 33-3 rout of Tampa Plant).

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