Those big numbers might be tough to duplicate next year as Denton Ryan loses quite a few players to graduation including leading receiver D.J. Beshears. But the state passing record was not one of Young's preseason goals.
"Coming into the season, the record was not a goal. Once the season went on, it would have been cool, but no, it was not a goal," said Scotty Young. "We are losing a lot of seniors so I hope the guys can step up and put up big numbers next year," Young added.
Young (6-3, 190), long considered as much a baseball prospect as a football prospect, has started to focus more on football which is good news for Denton Ryan head coach Joey Florence. It is also good news for college football recruiters.
In addition, Young's dad, Jeff, said, "Coach Florence said that (Texas) Coach Davis will be at the school in January to evaluate Scotty."
Young says he has played less and less baseball each season he has been in high school. In fact, it is possible that Young does not play baseball this summer to focus on his senior season on the gridiron. For now, Young is focused on his offseason training.
"I want to gain some weight and work on my speed since we lose some of our offensive lineman," Scotty said of his training plans. Young also added that he expects to make several college camps during the summer although no firm plans are in place.