Young knows of one summer visit

Curtis linebacker Kenny Young has taken the entire recruiting process in stride so far. However, things are about to change for Young as the visit process is about to begin. He spoke with TSD's Austin Cooper about where things stand with LSU and where the Tigers anticipate him lining up should he end up in Baton Rouge.

John Curtis Christian (River Ridge, La.) linebacker Kenny Young has remained very neutral throughout his recruitment even after picking up offers from some of the most successful college programs in the country. Offers are still rolling in for the 6-2 225 pound Young and he is preparing to dive head first into the recruiting process during his remaining summer months. For now, Young is just taking everything in stride and learning as much as he can about the programs that have offered him.

"It's been pretty routine the last couple of months," Young told TSD. "I'm at a point where I'm trying to figure out what colleges I want to visit and which ones I want to eliminate. I'm also just building relationships."

For the rest of the summer, Young will visit colleges around the country to try to get a better idea of what schools will make the final cut for him. While he hasn't spoken with his family about which schools will receive visits, he is already sure of one campus that he will be on in the near future.

"I haven't really visited anywhere yet, but I plan on visiting some schools," said Young. "I'll have to talk to my parents to figure all of that out. I'll be at LSU at some point this summer for sure."

"I don't have any top schools yet because I haven't visited all of the schools that I want to check out. I want to give everyone a chance and I want to see the campuses."

Young hopes to have his list narrowed down by the end of the summer, but as he said, he is giving everyone a fair shot. LSU was one of the first schools to offer Young, but he hasn't spoken with the coaching staff in a couple of weeks, something he hopes to change very soon.

"I talked to coach [John] Chavis a couple of weeks ago," said Young. "I tried to call him a couple of days ago, but I didn't get a hold of him because they have been busy. I'll get back in touch with them soon."

Even though he hasn't spoken with the LSU staff recently, Young explained that he still maintains high interest in the Bayou Bengals because of how familiar he is with the program.

"I think the interest is still there with me and LSU," said Young. "The interest will always be there because I grew up watching them and they are the home state school. As far as the recruiting process, I'm still open to everybody and the interest has always been there for LSU."

With Young being from Louisiana, there has always been the expectation that he would be a Tiger one day. Young explained that while he is receiving pressure to stay in state for college, he is enjoying what people are telling him in the recruiting process.

"I always get some kind of pressure from people at school or just the fans that know me from LSU," said Young. "They all want me to go there and it makes the process fun. It's cool that people want me there."

Young is listed as a four-star middle linebacker by Scout.com, but LSU is recruiting him at a different position. Young is comfortable with any position that he might have to play once he gets to college.

"Sam linebacker is where LSU is recruiting me," said Young. "It really doesn't matter where I play because I have played all three positions in high school and I am very familiar with all them. Wherever they want to put me is where I'll play."

LSU signed former Curtis standout Duke Riley in the class of 2013, someone that Young is very close with. Young speaks with Riley on a regular basis about what being at LSU is like, but he explained that the freshman linebacker for the Tigers being in Baton Rouge won't have much of an impact on his recruitment.

"I talked to Duke yesterday and we are very good friends," said Young. "He tells me everything about it and he is like a brother to me. I have always been close with him and I try to follow in his footsteps and he was a great influence."

"However, I don't think him being at LSU will affect me that much. He knows I have to make the best decision for me."

Young also explained that he intends to make his final decision on signing day in February.

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