Maryland Commit Keeping Eye on Kentucky

Brandyn Young is one of the top two-way prospects from the Peach State. He plays running back and cornerback for Tucker (Ga.) High School and this weekend they face The Marist School in a huge regional match-up.

Tucker is coming off three very impression wins over Americus-Sumpter, Lakeside and Cedar Grove. But this is a game they have waited for.

"Marist got us last year and they won it all," said Young. "It's going to be a great game. We lost a lot of experience last season so I am one of the guys trying to pull this team together. We can do it."

Tucker High School has had it's share of running backs over the last decade. Patrick Pass (Georgia, New England), Jabari Davis (Tennessee), Terrell Jordan (Northwestern) and Thomas Brown (Georgia) all preceded Young. Now, it's his turn. Well, sort of. Last season Brown broke his leg early in the season and Young came in and had a big junior year, rushing for close to 1,000 yards and 8 touchdowns in seven games.

"I go both ways and I also play cornerback. At the next level I just want to play. The position really doesn't matter."

Young started at corner as a freshman and then moved to free safety as a sophomore before moving back to cornerback.

So Terrapin Head Coach Ralph Friedgen has quite a two-way talent on the way to College Park. Young committed to Maryland back in June.

"I like their offense and they play a lot of backs. They said I could play offense or defense there. I like Coach Friedgen and I know I can get a good education there.

"But they are still recruiting other backs so I am talking to some other schools like Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Kentucky. I have talked with them all (since Sept. 1).

"I am still committed to Maryland and I have not decided if I am going to visit these other schools just yet."

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