Huskers moving up Young's list again

With a state track meet in the coming days, Florida prep wide receiver Kenric Young took the time to talk with Big Red Report about his football recruitment.

After offering Gainesville high school (FL) wide receiver Kenric Young nearly two weeks ago, the Huskers are quickly moving up the junior's list.

On Aug.18th, Young told Big Red Report Nebraska was in his top five. On Tuesday night, he was singing a different tune.

"I love Nebraska. They are in my top three. I don't have a favorite at the moment, but they are definitely in my top three. I have seen the campus and facilities videos, I love it," said Young, who talked with Coach Beck earlier in the evening after Nebraska stopped by his school in the afternoon. "Nebraska was out here today talking to my coach about me and Tony (James).

"Coach Beck has been in my ear a lot and I'm really loving what I'm hearing. He's been very upfront and it's helping them with their chances...They have been telling me the way they love my film and they feel I could come in and be a playmaker. They feel that Tony and I could really bring a lot of speed to the field if they could get the ball into our hands. The offense is so spread-out, it really gives playmakers a chance to shine, I think it would fit me really well."

James is the nation's No. 41 running back according to FOX Sports NEXT, and has healthy list of offers including: Florida, Florida State, Miami, and Ohio State.

"If it was an option to play together, we would like to – it would have to be the right offer, but we have talked about it," said Young. "I think right now the only ones we both have are UCF, South Florida, Georgia Tech, and Nebraska.

"We are actually best friends. We have known each other since first grade, we sort of grew up together."

Young will see his Gainesville Hurricanes start spring practices tomorrow, but the nation's No. 105 wide receiver will be held out of practice. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound prospect will actually be running in the Florida State Track meet on Friday.

"I'm running in the 400m and the 4x400," said Young, who has one of the fastest times in the nation in the 400 meters with a 47.68. "I'm going against the state winner from last year again, so I'm looking to take his state title. We raced at regionals and he ran a 47.62, so we are not far apart."

Big Red Report will check in on Young and his recruitment in the coming weeks.

Josh Harvey has covered college football and recruiting for Fox Sports & since 2008. He is now the Publisher of Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics.
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