LOI # 1: Defensive End Willie Young

Hargrave Military Academy Defensive End Willie Young has signed with NC State!

DE Willie Young

6-5, 215 pounds, 4.6-seconds in the 40

Hargrave Military Academy

Prospect Ranking...3-star prospect and No. 33 DE by Scout.com

Accomplishments... 65 tackles, 25 tackles for loss, and 12 sacks in 11 games at Palm Beach Gardens (Fl.) High School… 10 sacks at Hargrave Military Academy

NC State recruiter...Manny Diaz...Academics...Enrolled at NC State

The recruiting scene...Willie starred at Palm Beach Gardens (Fl.) High School and chose NC State over Florida, Ohio State, and Georgia among others. He failed to qualify academically and prepped at Hargrave Military Academy.  He is currently enrolled at NC State.

Scouting report... On film, Young showcases great speed and athleticism off the edge. He has long arms that allow him to get off blocks quickly and disrupt the passing lanes. Deceptive strength and is very agile. Reads and reacts well to plays and is a terror off the weakside. Long, lanky athlete who will need to add weight to play defensive end at NC State, but has all the tools to be a great one. Physically resembles current Wolfpacker Manny Lawson and signee Chad Green coming out of high school. Fits in nicely with the new "mold" of defensive ends that NC State recruits.

Quotable: "Willie Young is going to play defensive end of us. I believe he's going to be outstanding. He's one of the best defensive ends in the nation. He has speed and plays hard." -- Hargrave DL Coach Josh Wellenhoffer


#99 DE Willie Young

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