Bearden's Young gets offer, pulls trigger

Getting the chance to stay close to home, basically in his own backyard, was too much to pass up for one Knoxville prospect. Bearden's Mr. Everything Devrin Young got the official offer he has been waiting for on Wednesday, and it only took a few hours of thought and discussion with his mother and family before he pulled the trigger. Go "Inside" this Free Read. for all Vol fans to read.

Bearden's Mr. Everything Devrin Young told "I'm a Tennessee Volunteer. My mother and I weighed all the options, all the pros and cons, and it was just too much to pass up."

The Tennessee coaching staff also appeared happy about the decision.

"Coach (Derek) Dooley told me he was happy to have me as a part of the Vol family," Young said. "We talked about my future at the University of Tennessee, God willing, it will be a very bright one."

The Vol coaching staff recruited Young as a special teams' specialist but that appears not to be all.

"They want me to return kicks, punts," Young said. "They also want me to be an offensive specialist, to play some slot, to play some special formations in the backfield as a running back, etc. They said they will find ways to get my speed on the field."

Is Young relieved that his dream offer came through?

"It feels really good," Young said. "To get to stay close to my mom and family, to get to play in front of my hometown crowd, it's a great honor."

Now Young has another mission in front of him, as he and his Bulldogs next take on Maryville on Thursday.

"If we can beat them that will be the whip cream and the cherry on top for me," Young said. "It will be a tough challenge, hopefully we are ready."

Young becomes the 16th commitment for the Volunteers 2011 recruiting class.

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