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Kevin Young just so happened to be up in Nebraska's neck of the woods over Thanksgiving so getting in for a visit was easy. While making his way to Lincoln and taking the trip was easy; making the decision to decommit from Kansas and, worse yet, make the call to Kansas, was an extremely difficult thing to do. Young talks about his decision.

It might have been luck for Nebraska that Kevin Young was "in the area" when it came to a late official visit, but Nebraska still had to impress a solid commitment to Kansas in a short day or two.

"I have family up there in Nebraska," Young said. "I was up for Thanksgiving already and decided to head down there to Lincoln for the game.

"When I went to Lincoln, I was firm to Kansas, I wasn't even thinking about it. I went there and everything changed me and made me want to go to Nebraska."

There were some key things for Young when it came to changing his mind on Kansas and committing to Nebraska. The first thing was the coaches.

"The coaches were great, Coach Bo Pelini, both Pelini's and Coach John Papuchis, were just great. Also, the game day atmosphere there was just crazy."

From the words of the other visitors, just as the 57-yard field goal left Alex Henery's leg the stadium erupted. Kevin admits that he couldn't even carry on a conversation with the person next to him.

"You couldn't hear anything. I was trying to talk to my dad to the right of me and I couldn't hear myself talking to him. He didn't even hear me. It was insane."

Maybe changing his mind was hard, but telling the Kansas coaches he had changed his mind was even harder. Young made a very difficult call to his recruiting coach at Kansas.

"It was the hardest thing I have had to do. I called Coach Clint Bowen to tell him that I was decommitting from Kansas and I was going to Nebraska.

"His reaction to the news was just to tell me good luck, good luck at Nebraska and good luck in the future. He was just wishing me good luck."

Young is a key get for Nebraska who is still looking to add some other players to the defensive line. Also, Young will be able to enroll early in Lincoln as well.

"I will be able to enroll in the spring right now. I am going to graduate in December and I will enroll in the spring."

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