Aggies go out of state for LB

The Texas A&M Aggies don't have to leave the state of Texas to land a recruit very often, but the thought of having Mamou, Louisiana linebacker Charles Young in Maroon was too much to pass up. He recently became the Aggies 10th commitment.

The Texas A&M Aggies don't have to leave the state of Texas to land a recruit very often, but the thought of having Mamou, Louisiana linebacker Charles Young in Maroon was too much to pass up.

"I had some other offers on the table, but Texas A&M came through and offered me a little later than everyone else," Young said. "Coach Pope saw my highlight tape and liked what he saw. He sent me a text telling me to call him and I did and he said they were offering. I got the papers in after that, but I called him and committed before they ever got here."

The 6-foot-2, 220-pound Young didn't take long to make up his mind once the offer from Texas A&M was put on the table.

"I really like the state of Texas and several of the schools there," Young said. "I grew up fond of Texas A&M and I have a lot of family out in that area so I felt real comfortable with the decision."

Young earned all-district and all-parish honors as a junior, he was also honorable mention all-state. He collected 56 tackles, forced six fumbles and recovered four. He caught 23 passes for 315 yards.

"Right now I don't plan on taking any other visits to any schools," Young said. "I am going to visit A&M in July, but that's it. LSU sends me a lot of stuff wanting me to come to their camp, they are thinking about offering me, but I'm sold on A&M right now."


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