Young: "They Loved The Way I Played"

WESTFIELD, In. -- One of the recent targets that has come across N.C. State's radar is four-star Class of 2017 forward Kyle Young.

One of the recent targets that has come across N.C. State's radar is four-star Class of 2017 forward Kyle Young.

The native of Massillon, Ohio is currently regarded as the No. 16 power forward in Scout.com's 2017 national rankings and N.C. State coaches called to offer a scholarship.

"I just got offered from Michigan State, West Virginia, N.C. State and Old Dominion," Young said last weekend.

Assistant coach Orlando Early was the one who called Young during the week to offer him the scholarship. The 6-foot-7 forward has been strong in the Nike EYBL the first two weeks as he's run with King James. Young is playing alongside another N.C. State target in Markell Johnson, who the Wolfpack are recruiting for either the 2016 or 2017 class.

"They just saw me this past weekend in New York and they said they loved the way I played. They said I fit their program," Young said of N.C. State.

The recruiting process is still early for Young, as he's navigating the new offers and all of the recent interest he's acquiring from college coaches. Michigan State and Michigan were recent schools to come and check out Young in Ohio and new offers could certainly be on the horizon.

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"It's overwhelming but it's always a good thing," Young said of his recent uptick in recruiting. "You'd rather have this all happening to you than not happening to you, so it's all good at the end. It's exciting."

Playing in the EYBL, Young has shown capabilities of being a stretch four as he's averaging 13.7 points and 6.3 rebounds per game while shooting 54 percent from the field and 34 percent from three-point range.

"I would describe myself as being very versatile. I can play out on the wing, I can go inside too. At my height, I like shooting," Young said.

"I love the competition level [in the EYBL]. A lot of great players here and just better basketball."

Young doesn't have any visits planned yet, but he's like to see some campuses soon. Until then, Young is trying to focus on a few key parts of the recruiting process.

"I've always said [it's] just how comfortable I feel with the school. My relationships with the coaches and the players and stuff like that," Young said.


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