Young updates his recruiting process

John Curtis junior linebacker Kenny Young is ready for things to pick up on the recruiting front heading into the 2013 season. He updates the latest with TSD's Austin Cooper.

Ever since his high school season concluded with a state championship, John Curtis junior linebacker Kenny Young has been taking steps to better himself as a player and build on a season that saw him make 81 tackles for the Patriots.

The 6-2 225-pound 2014 prospect recently took part in the Under Armour Combine, leading up to the Under Armour All-American Game. Young explained that his experience at the combine was very beneficial to him because he got to compete against some of the top juniors in the country.

"I think I performed pretty well," said Young. "I could have done better. They had a lot of competitive guys out there and I got to compete against the best. I just came out and tried to do my thing and I think I accomplished that."

With the combine now out of the way, Young intends to turn his attention to the recruiting scene, something that he said has slowed down in recent weeks.

"It's been slow," said Young of the recruiting process. "Everybody is wrapping up their bowl games. I'm expecting a couple of offers to come through soon because I've been talking to several schools. I've been getting a lot of mail too."

One school that has been in contact with Young for quite some time is LSU. While he does not yet hold an offer from the Tigers, recruiting coordinator Frank Wilson is making his presence known to Young.

"It's been a couple of weeks since I talked to LSU last," said Young. "Coach Frank [Wilson] came to watch us practice at Tulane before the championship game. I've been getting a lot of mail from them and Coach Frank just keeps telling me to work hard and keep my mind right."

Young explained that he plans to attend LSU's Boys from the Boot Junior Day, coming up on January 12th. Young has also had a chance to figure out what he will examine closely on his next trip to Baton Rouge.

"They have a very good football history over the last few years," said Young. "They have great academics because they get their players their degrees. I want to see the academic side of things, in addition to the football stuff.

"I've been up there several times for games. I look forward to making more trips to Baton Rouge because it really is a special place for college football."

Besides LSU, Young said that there are numerous other schools that have started to bombard him with mail and correspondence, something he is hoping will turn into more scholarship offers in the near future.

"Alabama, Notre Dame, UCLA, Florida, Ole Miss, Penn State, Florida State and Texas A&M have been sending me the most mail, in addition to LSU," explained Young. "Miami has been in contact with me as well. I'm expecting the offers to start coming in soon, but I'm not really worried about it at this point. That is the job of the coaches at the colleges."

One thing in the recruiting process that Young knows for sure is when he will make his final decision. Fans everywhere shouldn't expect anything from the junior in the near future.

"I think waiting until signing day is very important to me," said Young. "I want to spend the moment with my family and start 2014 off on a great note."


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