In-State Battle

Iowa and Iowa State came through earlier this month with scholarship offers for 2013 Des Moines Lincoln High LB Trevon Young. His coach said he'll likely choose between those in-state schools in the next few weeks.

Des Moines (Iowa) Lincoln athlete Trevon Young holds scholarship offers from Iowa and Iowa State. It appears they will be the only opportunities he needs.

"I think it's a two-school race between Iowa and Iowa State," Lincoln Coach Tom Mihalovich said. "I think he wants to stay close to home and stay in-state. I think it will come down to those two."

The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Young is being recruited as a linebacker, although he also plays defensive end and wide receiver for Lincoln. Mihalovich said his Class of 2013 standout is far from reaching his ceiling as a player.

"When I was talking to (Iowa Assistant) Coach (Reese) Morgan, I was explaining that he's still a pup," Mihalovich said. "He can move sideline to sideline. He's got an incredible wingspan. I've always called him Spiderman. If he gets ahold of you, it's over.

"He went both ways for us and I think (the Hawkeyes) saw the huge upside to him. If he got in (Iowa Strength and Conditioning Coach) Chris Doyle's weight room, who knows what could happen to him."

Young picked up his Iowa and Iowa State offers at the beginning of June. He also holds an opportunity from South Dakota State and interest from Nebraska and Northern Illinois.

"He's a real good kid," Mihalovich said. "Mom and dad are in the home. They're old school. He's got to toe the line or his mom will whip up on him.

"He's not a real talkative guy. He's pretty quiet. He does the right thing in school. He does the right thing off of the field. Everybody is going to be looking at that nowadays. I think he's well grounded and he can thank his parents for that."

Mihalovich said Young has done a good job keeping in perspective the attention he's receiving from colleges.

"He's not big-headed at all," the coach said. "He barely even talks about it. He just told me this morning that in a couple of weeks that he's going to make a decision. That was it. He's matter-of-fact. He's excited about it. He feels pretty good about himself but not in a cocky way."


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