Corey Young has been lighting the world, and the grass, on fire. Last week in a 62-7 rout over Papillion-La Vista High, Young had accumulated 193 carries and a touchdown on 13 carries before an unfortunate instance occurred. "I got tackled and I was on the ground and some guy took a cheap shot. He dug his cleat into my calf and turned," said Young. His status for the upcoming game against Bellevue West looks doubtful. "I think my coach wants me to sit out this game. I'm pretty close to being ready but I think coach wants me to sit out for playoffs and (Millard) South," he said.
The Millard North Senior Runningback has had an attitude engrained into the minds of many players that have gone through the same school that produced Nebraska Heisman Trophy winner Eric Crouch. "I just try to get better week in and week out. There's always someone out there better than you so you just try to be the best you to can be," said Young.
Young's lone offer is from the home state Cornhuskers and while he does have a few Division 1-AA offers as well, Corey reports his desire is to play at the highest level. The Nebraska offer gave him hope that he will be able to achieve his dream and let him breathe a bit. "It was nice getting offered," Corey said. "It was really rewarding and it took a lot of stress off the shoulders instead of waiting and waiting."
In terms of making a decision, Young had planned to do that pretty early on but with the new injury, that could delay things a bit. "Ideally, I wanted to make my commit before playoffs, but this past week I've just been rehabbing. The door's wide open right now, but of course Nebraska's offer is up there pretty high," Corey commented. Young also denies having any actual confirmed favorite. "I wouldn't say I really have a favorite. I'm not really leaning towards any right now. Of course, Nebraska's local and all I just want to decide if I want to stay close to home or go away," he said.
Corey mentioned that his recruiting contact, Nebraska Recruiting Coordinator, Tight Ends and Specialists Coach Scott Downing, and he have a good relationship even in the short time they've known each other. "Coach Downing came up last week. (Nebraska) seems pretty friendly and they call me, I think, once a week. It seems like a good connection so far," said Young.