Miami's Academic Prestige Intrigues Young

Stud 2016 Coconut Creek (Fla.) athlete, Malek Young, has hauled in over a handful of scholarship offers on the recruiting trail over the past couple weeks, including his biggest in-state offer to date from Al Golden and the Miami Hurricanes.

Several dozen collegiate coaches have been frequent visitors at Coconut Creek (Fla.) High School during the spring evaluation period over the past few months. With near double-digit Division I athletes currently on the Cougars' roster, 5-foot-10, 175-pound highly-touted sophomore, Malek Young, has garnered scholarship offers from over a handful of BCS programs the past couple of weeks.

Young, who's being courted as an athlete on the recruiting trail, hauled in his biggest in-state scholarship offer to date from the University of Miami late last week, who's academic prestige intrigues the potential four-star prospect.

"Well, (Miami) came to my practice and watched me perform," Young said. "My coach then told me that they offered. They have what I want to major in, which is Sports Medicine. I like their program. I'm not really sure of the coach's name that's recruiting me from there."

Jimbo Fisher and the Florida State Seminoles are coming off a National Championship season, and are one of two programs who've turned up the heat and could possibly offer the Sunshine State sophomore in the foreseeable future.

"FSU or Syracuse (could offer soon)," Young said. "I like (FSU's) defense and how they run it because I play cornerback. They're very intense and they get to the ball."

Young won't be making any trips to college campuses in the next couple of weeks, but there's a trio of schools that he hopes to get out and see later in the summer.

"Around the summertime, (I'm going to start visiting schools)," Young said. "USF, Oregon and Alabama are the top three schools right now (that I want to visit)."

Young has no leaders in his recruitment and no timetable for his college decision.