The offers keep coming for St. Thomas Aquinas offensive lineman Sam Young.
"I think I'm up to 15 offers right now," Young said. "I can't remember them all. Kansas State, Notre Dame and Georgia are my most recent offers."
We asked Young how he feels about all the early attention he's received from college coaches.
"It's been a dream come true. When this started I hoped that I'd be able to play DI football," Young said. "If all goes well, it appears I'll have a lot of choices as to where I want to go to school. That's a great thing to know."
The last time we spoke with Young he said he was hoping he'd receive an Irish offer. We asked him when he received the offer.
"Last Friday," Young said. "I talked to coach Weis on the phone and he gave me a scholarship.
"I was speechless. Coach Weis is impressive, because of his background in the league, and the people he's worked with, it's unbelievable. To have an offer from a school like Notre Dame is unreal.
"Coach Weis is very up front. He told me how it is. He's easy to talk to, and he seemed like a really good guy.
"The offer definitely put them in the running. I was excited about it."
Young has already visited one school, and he plans to visit another this weekend.
"I went to Duke's junior day, and I plan to go to Florida's junior day this weekend," Young said when asked if he planned to visit any schools this spring or summer.
Are any schools starting to stand out for Young?
"Right now I'm wide open," he said. "Things change about every day. One day I like one school, the next day I like another. It's all up in the air right now."
Having so many options has made Young realize he'll need to take his time in making his final decision.
"I think I'm planning on taking all my visits," he said. "I've talked to some people recently that have been through the process and they say that I only get to do this once and I should enjoy it."
The Fort Lauderdale, Fla. native is also a likely a candidate to play in the Army All-American Bowl next January. We asked him how he felt about possibly being nominated.
"I recently talked with some people that are involved with that and they said I had a good chance to be nominated," Young said. "That would be priceless. Just to be selected would be a huge honor."
Comments: The Irish offer seemed to really impress Young. The next few months will be critical for Notre Dame to stay in the race. Getting top Florida kids out of Florida has never been easy, and it won't be easy in Young's case, either. We assume the Irish will put on the full-court press for Young over the next few months.