Young Adds 3 Big Ones

Coaches beat a path to Iowa Western this week and freshman defensive end Trevon Young has been one of the main beneficiaries. The Des Moines product picked up three major offers in less than a day.

Trevon Young verbally committed to Western Michigan late last month after officially visiting the MAC school. Bigger schools have been pushing to knock him off of that pledge and it worked.

Young said Thursday morning that he had de-committed from Broncos. Arkansas and Iowa offered the Iowa Western freshman on Wednesday. Ole Miss came in with an opportunity Thursday morning for the defensive end.

Young said he will visit Ole Miss on Wednesday and head to Louisville from there two days later. Both have been scheduled as official visits.

Young committed to the Hawkeyes last year as a Des Moines Lincoln High senior. They pulled back their offer after he was involved in a couple of off-field incidents.

"Getting the Iowa offer again means a lot," Young said. "It feels good but I'm going to take these two visits and see where I am at. I am totally open. There's not one school in front of any other."

Iowa D-Line Coach Reese Morgan visited his Council Bluffs junior college on Wednesday and invited Young back to Iowa City. Unlike high school when the Hawkeyes beat out rival Iowa State for the 6-foot-4, 235-pounder's services, they jumped into a much more competitive market this time around.

Young said he will not visit Iowa.

"I have a pretty good idea what's going on there," he said. "I visited there in high school quite a few times and got a feel for the program, the school and the town. I don't feel like I need to see any more."

Indiana and Louisville also have offered Young. He officially visited the Hoosiers last weekend and the scheduled Cardinals and Ole Miss trips after Saturday's Graphic Edge Bowl against Butler Community College at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls were expected to be his last visits with a dead period beginning Dec.16.

"I'm pretty sure after the visits next week I'll be able to make my decision after that," Young said. "Everything is just coming at me really quick in the last few days. It's hard not to get caught up in it all.

"But I just need to take a step back and look at it from all perspectives. Then, I need to make a good decision."

We scouted Young in October when he played against Iowa Central in Fort Dodge. You can read our story and see our video interview here. Here is a highlight video from that contest.

Young desires to enroll at a four-year school next month and be on campus for spring ball. He would have four years to play three at the next level.

Young said in October that he would return to Iowa Western for his sophomore season if he didn't get the offers he wanted.

"I think I got them," he said with a laugh.

Young said he intends to sign a national letter of intent with a four-year school during the period that runs from Dec. 18-Jan. 15 for junior college players.

"I just want to form a good connection with the coaching staff," he said about what he's seeking. "That's probably the No. 1 thing for me. I also want to feel comfortable with the players, the town and the school and to find a place where I think I have the best chance to get to the next level."

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