Knoxville running back has Stanford offer

It appears that the city of Knoxville may provide a lot more Division 1 talent than it normally does. One such prospect is Bearden High School running back Devrin Young. The talented runner already has a Pac 10 offer, who will be the next to offer the Knoxville native. Go "Inside" for the latest on his recruitment.

It's not very often that a lot of D1 football prospects come out of Knoxville Tennessee.

It appears that the recruiting class of 2011 will have several D1 prospects from Knox County and the surrounding areas.

Knoxville Bearden running back and defensive back Devrin Young is already holding one official offer from Stanford University, something that has the talented athlete excited about his future opportunities.

"Stanford has already offered, it's a great opportunity from a great school," Young told "I'm getting a ton of letters of interest from a lot of different schools."

Young, a life long resident of Knoxville, isn't focused on necessarily going to school at the University of Tennessee.

"I have grown up having favorite players, not really growing up following a certain school," Young said. "I have a certain amount of interest in Tennessee; if they don't offer me it won't make or break me."

Young does plan on establishing a relationship with the new coaching staff.

"I want to get to know them, see what they are all about," Young said. "A lot of players from Knoxville will go to UT just to play special teams, I really want to play somewhere on the offense."

Young sees himself playing either running back or a slot type receiver.

"I feel like I'm a dynamic type player, a difference maker," Young said. "I love to have the ball in my hands; I think I can make a big impact where ever I end up."

Young, a 5-foot-7, 160-pound athlete who runs a 4.4 forty, rushed for over 1,500 yards and 20 touchdown as a junior. He participated in the Army All-American Junior combine, where he ran the 10th fastest 40 time.

"The combine was a great opportunity to compete against some of the best talent in the country," Young said. "It was definitely a blessing to be able to experience it."

Schools that are currently showing a lot of interest in Young include Georgia Tech, Georgia, Alabama, Vanderbilt, Illinois, Colorado and Ole Miss.

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