Young Firm in his Commitment?

The Red Raider nation is abuzz after 2010 quarterback commit Scotty Young visited Austin over the weekend to talk about the possibility of playing baseball for the Longhorns. What is his commitment status? RaiderPower.com talked to Scotty's father, Jeff, and has the very latest.

Denton Ryan quarterback Scotty Young has had a very busy few days. After leading his team to a 50-29 win over #2-ranked Denton Guyer and earning a share of the District 5-4A championship, he headed to Austin to talk with UT's baseball coaches about a possible scholarship opportunity.

RaiderPower.com caught up with Scotty's father, Jeff, to find out where Scotty stands with the Red Raiders.

"Scotty did go down to UT on an unofficial visit with one of his friends this weekend," Jeff explained. "While he was there, he met with [UT's pitching coach] Skip Johnson, who he's known for a long time and really respects. Skip offered him a scholarship to play baseball at UT."

Being offered the chance to play pitcher for a powerhouse baseball team definitely piqued Scotty's attention.

"Scotty's really torn up about it because he has so much respect for Skip and really loves baseball."

According to Jeff, Scotty was flattered by the offer but still feels that his decision to commit to Texas Tech was the right one for him.

"As of last night and this morning, he is firm in going to Texas Tech, and I don't think that's going to change.

"As much as he respects Skip and would like to play pitcher for him, he's made his decision and I believe that he will stick with his commitment."

So is there a possibility that the two sport star might entertain the idea of playing baseball for the Red Raiders? According to Jeff, no.

"The Tech baseball staff hasn't spoken with Scotty about the possibility of playing both sports. Scotty believes that it's impossible to be a pitcher and play quarterback at the collegiate level and be successful at both, so as of now, he plans on devoting all of his time to football."

Other than the big news out of Austin, Scotty is still flying high from his 289 yard, five touchdown performance against Denton Guyer. The victory was a huge upset for the Raiders and earned them a share of the District 5-4A title along with Guyer and Lake Dallas.

"It was a great game and a big victory for Scotty and his teammates," Jeff said. "They've known and played against those kids [from Denton Guyer] for a long time, so it meant a lot for them to get the win. Emotions were really high after the game, and he's still feeling it."

RaiderPower.com will be keeping tabs on Scotty's situation, but as of now, he looks to be headed to the South Plains come May.



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