Hahnville's Young considers offer from LSU

BOUTTE - LSU assistant coach Pete Jenkins trekked down to St. Charles Parish Friday, Sept. 7, to keep tabs on one of the prospects considering a scholarship offer from the Tigers. He stayed through only two quarters having seen all he needed to see from Hahnville wide receiver Mark Young, who is considering a scholarship offer from the Tigers.

Hahnville (2-0) didn't need to use Young very often in its 42-6 win over West Jefferson, and the sloppy playing conditions probably played a large part in that. Quarterback Nick Cannon threw to Young on the first play of the game on a quick slant, and Young held on after taking a hard hit for a five-yard gain.

Young (5-foot-10, 180 pounds) made the most of the only other catch he had on the night, a 56-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter that gave his Tigers a comfortable lead.

The previous Saturday, Young made an unofficial visit to LSU for the Tulane game and reported having a good time during the Tigers' 48-17 win over the Green Wave.

"They're a strong program," Young said. "Their offense does some really great things."

LSU offered Young a scholarship following the Nike Combine in May, and he is giving serious consideration to the Tigers along with Southern Miss, Georgia Tech and Tulane. He currently doesn't list a favorite among these schools. Young said he plans to take an additional unofficial visit to LSU and may make the LSU-Florida game his official visit.

A major consideration for Young when it comes to choosing a school will how much the coaching staff emphasizes the pass and the team's depth at wide receiver. As for LSU, its current receiver situation bodes well for Young following the pattern of other freshmen who have made immediate contributions.

"Josh Reed and Jerel Myers will only be there another year," Young pointed out. "They've done really well at LSU."

A priority for Young this season will be to get his core grades up as well as knocking out his test requirements. He said he has been working hard in the classroom toward both of those goals.

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