Q&A: More on Young

How did the coaching staff react to Jerran Young's commitment? Big Red Report was the only website to feature a story on Young before his decision and we continue to monitor his recruitment like no other.

How did the coaching staff react to your decision yesterday?
"They were pretty excited. They were happy and feel that I could help the program."

What have they said about you as a player?
"They think that I'm a guy that could help them get to the tournament."

You played open gym with the guys, did you notice anything?
"The thing that I noticed is they need scorers. Guys who can get their own shots and drive to the basket. Those are two things that I do well."

What are you trying to improve on?
"I need to get better defensively and I really want to improve my ball handling skills."

Thoughts on the Big Ten conference?
"I'm very excited to play in the conference, it features some really good guards."

Did you ever imagine you would be playing at a school like Nebraska your senior year of high school?
"I don't think that I ever would have made it this far, as going D-1. In high school, I was sort of in the shadows. I was really the third option."

In the end, who did you have offers from?
"I had offers from West Virginia, Oklahoma State, Oregon, and Wichita State."

Any other visits planned down the road?
"I'm going to Baylor, but it's not a big deal. I'm already in Waco, I know what it's about."

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