With three receivers already locked into Michigan 2016 recruiting class there are only a few spots left for the position. One of the top candidates to fill one of those spots is Miami (Fla.) senior wide receiver Keyshawn Young. Aiding the Wolverines' chances of landing the Sunshine State speedster is his relationship with one of their newest commitments, Pembroke (Fla.) Pines Flanagan linebacker Devin Bush Jr.
“We are real close,” Young told The Michigan Insider. “I have known him for a while. He has talked to me about Michigan and is telling they would like to have me up there. It is just a great experience and great college there.”
“We are real tight and have a good connection. We are real tight and talk all the time. We talk everyday. We don’t talk football and recruiting all the time, but about our personal lives, family, and things like that. We talk a little football, but mostly other things.”
One point of emphasis for this Wolverine staff has been adding more speed and athleticism to the roster. Florida talent is a big part of that plan, and Young has taken notice.
“That is good... real good,” he said. “They will have that Florida speed up there and that is special. Florida guys are also physical too, but they are ready for whatever. We are ready for whatever is needed to get done.”
“You got to have that swag, and players down here do. If you feel good, then you play good. That is south Florida’s motto down here.”
The 5-10, 163-pounder has mentioned Michigan as a top school of interest for months, and a few big reasons are the relationships he has built with the coaches.
“I’m really interested in Michigan,” said Young. “They are up there for me. I talk with Coach (Jim) Harbaugh and Coach (Jedd) Fisch, but really all the coaches. They are saying that they want me and need me. They want that Florida speed up there.”
“Coach Harbaugh is a great guy and great guy to talk to. He keeps it real. I could see myself playing for him.”
He could also see himself playing with other members of a highly rated recruiting class.. the type of recruiting class Michigan is assembling.
“That is huge and they are killing the recruiting game out there,” said Young. “It somewhat impacts me.”
With plans of committing on National Signing Day, Young knows one of the most important factors that will help him decide on his ultimate choice.
“I want it to feel like home because I've got to be there three to four years,” he said. “I want to feel welcomed. That is one my main things... (I'm) just looking for a home.”