Bryce Young has yet to play in a high school football game but the 5-foot-11, 170-pound rising freshman from Cathedral High School in Los Angeles already has drawn scholarship offers from Texas Tech and Utah State with interest coming from several others including Notre Dame, Cal, USC and UCLA.
Young was the youngest participant at the Irish Invasion on Saturday.
“It was truly a blessing,” Young said. “It's a great experience to be able to look at colleges and be in an atmosphere like Notre Dame. I'm extremely blessed to be able to do it.”
Young traveled to South Bend with Cathedral teammate Hunter Echols, who already holds an offer from the Irish.
They arrived Friday and took part in the campus tour before the camp.
“It was a great opportunity,” Young said. “It was a great experience. We took a tour of the athletic facilities and their university before the camp and we got to camp at the stadium so it was really fun. I could tell it's such a great school. The tradition is so great and the facilities are amazing. It just seems like an amazing place.”
Young enjoyed working with offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Mike Sanford.
“I could tell from the short time that I was with him that he is a great coach. It was really great to be able to be coached by him,” he said. “As quarterbacks we did individual drills. I was very impressed with how they ran their drills and their camp. For a period with did some one-on-ones along with the wide receivers. I think I did pretty well. I heard some good things. I was just honored to be able to compete with some of the coaches.”
Sanford left Young with positive feedback on his performance.
“I got to talk with him a little bit after and during the camp and a little bit before as well,” Young said. “I heard some good things from him, which is really great to hear from him.”
Young and Echols then spent time in Ann Arbor visiting Michigan.
“Michigan was great as well,” Young said. “They showed amazing hospitality, which I was grateful for. The facilities are great as well. I was really impressed with how they seem to be very high on facilities and have a lot of top-notch things.”
Young will spend the next several months preparing for his first year on the Cathedral varsity squad.
“It looks like I should be getting varsity time this year,” he said. “Me being the competitor I am, I'm coming in with aspirations to help the team as much as possible and I just want to compete.”