"Nobody told me that," said Youman. "I just have a feeling."
Last season for St. Martinville High, Youman earned all-district honors and all-state honorable mention honors as both a defensive end and a tight end.
Youman is being recruited by LSU linebackers coach Bradley Dale Peveto and he likes what he hears from the Tigers' ace recruiter.
"I talked to him a couple of weeks ago," said Youman. "He said he liked the way I played and how I played with a lot of intensity. He just kept saying how much he wanted me to come and play for them."
Youman said he liked talking with Peveto and that when he went to camp in June he got to meet some of the other LSU coaches.
"He's a good coach and he's real nice," said Youman. "When I went to camp I did pretty good. I only got to play tight end, no defensive end. But when it comes down to it, I'll just play wherever they need me to play. (tight ends) coach Henson said I did real well."
"If I were to get my offer today I
wouldn't say I'm going there," said Youman. "I'd keep my options open for a
while, but I'd say I'll probably end up going there. If I don't go to LSU my
other top teams would be
Even though LSU has three commitments at the tight end position, Youman said he's not afraid of a little competition.
"I'll be able to beat them out," said Youman. "It would be tough, I know, but I'll be able to compete and I think I'd win."
Youman has a lot of confidence in his abilities and it is not to be confused with cockiness. However, chances are that if LSU offers it will be for defensive end or with the hopes of him growing into an offensive tackle a few years down the road.
The St. Martinville native has already been able to visit LSU a few times over the years and said the campus is only one of the things he likes about the program.
"The coaching staff is great," said Youman. "The game-day atmosphere is awesome and you can't beat a Saturday night in Tiger Stadium."
Note** Youman said he has a 3.1 GPA, but has not yet taken the ACT of SAT.