Offensive Lineman Sam Young is Wide Open

Being one of the top 100 prospects in the country has its advantages. One is that you can take as much time as you like to decide which school will get your services. Such is the case with standout offensive lineman <b>Sam Young</b> of St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. <br><br> Young is already up to 10 offers, and has the cream of the crop of top schools to choose from. Young has some <b><i>past associations</i></b> with U-M; are the Wolverines near the top?<br>

Offensive lineman Sam Young of St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., reports offers from Florida, Penn State, Michigan, Miami, Alabama, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Ole Miss, LSU and Boston College. "I don't really have any favorites right now," he said. "I grew up liking Michigan, Penn State and Miami, but this is going to be a family decision getting it down to my top-five. We'll all decide on a top-five and then I'll make the final choice."

The 6-foot-7, 290-pound Young is strictly set for the offense. He plays tackle for the Raiders, which is his desired position in college. "I don't play defense," he said.

After narrowing down his list to a top-five, Young said he would like to take all of his visits before deciding. "If at any time I feel I'm in the right place, I could decide earlier," he said.

Young said he attended camps last year at Michigan, Ohio State, and Penn State. And while he didn't go to any spring combines, he did attend the Down and Dirty lineman camp in Tampa. "Basically it's just a bunch of lineman bashing heads," he said. "But it was fun. I just got back from Duke and North Carolina, and I'll go to the Junior Day at Florida."

Young reports a max bench-press of 365-pounds and a max squat of 425-430. He said he has a 3.5 grade-point-average and would like to major in business.

Michigan has a past tie with St. Thomas Aquinas High School, with recent U-M DB Jon Shaw being from the school. Will the U-M connection for the school continue?

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