Young can be one of the answers for UT

Derek Dooley doesn't hide the fact that his punt return unit has caused him to stay awake at night. The future appears to be bright, especially with the upcoming recruiing class on the horizon. Go "Inside" to see what one of next year's specialist had to say about the future.

Derek Dooley doesn't hide the fact that his punt return unit has caused him to stay awake at night.

Finding the right guy to field punts hasn't been an easy task, Dooley did make a reference Monday during his press conference that he and his staff have addressed this need in his upcoming recruiting class.

"I can't talk about recruiting in specifics," Dooley said. "But we feel pretty good about some of the guys we got coming in, we just got to get through this season."

One guy that can answer the call at the punt return position is current Bearden High School senior and Tennessee commitment Devrin Young.

Young, who is breaking a lot of state records this season, is expected to play a major role in the Vols special teams early on.

InsideTennessee.com caught up with Young Monday night to get an update on his recent visit to Rocky Top this past Saturday.

"It was like any other game at Tennessee I have been to," Young said. "It's the loudest, most impressive college atmosphere I have ever seen."

When asked about the Vols need for a few good men at the specialist positions, he was quick to respond.

"The future is bright on special teams at UT," Young said. "There are several big time play makers, difference makers that are in this recruiting class. Vincent Dallas, DeAnthony Arnett and hopefully I will be in that group as well."

Young has been to several Tennessee games this fall.

"Tennessee is home for me," Young said. "I take in as many games as possible."

Currently Young and his Bearden Bulldog team is making a run towards a state championship.

"We go to Maryville this week in the third round of the playoffs," Young said. "It will be a huge matchup, hopefully we can continue our run, we will have to be at our best."

Young is looking forward to being a Volunteer.

"I can't wait," Young said. "Tennessee has always been my second home, I'm excited about the future. I'm looking forward to making a difference and being one of the reasons that turns the UT program into champions again."


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