Coatesville High (Pa.) has produced its share of Division I recruits, and in the next two classes the Keystone State public school features brothers Avery and Aaron Young. The former is a 6-foot-1, 175-pound corner in the 2018 class with a growing offer list, while the latter, a 2019 running back, has looks of his own.
The Terps offered both March 2.
“All of the schools that have offered are great, but Maryland specifically, it’s a great Big Ten school; the energy is great there; and it’s on the come-up in the Big Ten,” said Avery Young, who also has offers from Rutgers, Nebraska, Toledo, Army and more. “I really like what they’re about they’re. I’m really thankful, and so is my brother [Aaron]. We were both pumped to get the offer.”
Both Young brothers have been in College Park, Md., before. They attended the UMD-Ohio State game, along with their families, last fall.
“The game was lit,” Avery Young said. “Even though it was a blowout and Maryland lost, I loved the atmosphere and all that I saw there. We saw the campus when we were there, and it was beautiful. I got to see the Under Armour Uniforms, and those were great. And we liked all the coaches and everything they had to offer. It was a great experience, and now we’re glad we have the offer.”
Although he doesn’t recruit the area, Young said he’s in touch with UMD defensive backs coach Aazaar Abdul-Rahim. He said he texts him every couple of days.
“Our relationship is still building,” Young said. “It’s getting better, and now we’re trying to plan a day when me and my brother can get up to Maryland to see more what the school is about. Coach Aazaar seems like a great guy, though, and someone I can relate to. Me and my brother both like him. We relate to him very well.”
Beyond those initial conversations, however, Young’s knowledge of UMD is limited.
“Honestly, I don’t know very much,” Young said. “I just know they’re an up-and-coming young team, and under Coach [D.J.] Durkin they’re really building things up. I know it’s exciting at Maryland right now and a lot of people like that school. They’re hungry.”
But the Terps aren’t the only school Young has looked at. He’s been to WVU, Va Tech, UVA, Army, ODU (multiple times) and more. Next, he wants to see his current offers like the Terps, Scarlet Knights and Huskers, in addition to interested suitors like WVU; Syracuse; and Notre Dame.
“I haven’t really put much thought into favorites or anything,” Young said. “I’m just trying to stay humble and count my blessings. I’m grateful for the offers I have and I’m not really looking for others. But if I get [more offers], I’ll definitely look at them.”
As for Aaron Young, Avery Young also commented on his brother. He said every time either one of them receives an offer, they look at it together. But they’re not necessarily a package deal.
“We haven’t talked about that yet,” Avery Young said. “It would be great to play together, but we’ll do what’s best for each of us [individually].”
Avery Young, personally, is coming off a 50-tackle, three-interception season. Aaron Young totaled 1,400 yards and 24 scores.