Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco running back Davonte Young took in UCLA's Junior Day on Sunday and walked away impressed with the new coaching staff.
"What stood out for me was just how everyone is so warm and welcoming," Young said. "And everyone is cool. The coaching staff is awesome. I talked with the defensive coordinator, the head coach, the offensive coordinator, and they all had great things to say about the program."
Young had to leave early from Junior Day, so missed out on an opportunity to have much one on one time with the coaches, but he is really starting to appreciate the value of Junior Days, having attended USC's and Arizona's.
"It's just like every time I go to one of these Junior Days, it's making me more mature as I head into my senior year," Young said. "It's giving me a lot of ideas about the options in picking a school. This UCLA Junior Day was just a really fun college experience."
Young has not been offered by UCLA yet, but he says he's receiving a lot of interest and is guessing that UCLA could be offering soon.
Right now, the running back holds offers from Arizona and SMU, but is gathering interest heading into summer.
"I think a lot of schools are waiting until the summer before my senior year," Young said. " So I guess that's what a lot of schools are waiting on. But I'm getting a lot of interest now."
Because it's still fairly early in the process for Young, he doesn't have a clear set of leaders at this point, but does have a general idea of what he's going to be looking for in a school.
"I really want to have a good feel for the coaching staff," Young said. "I want to feel like I fit in with what they do all around. Also, I don't necessarily need to go to a top top top academic school, but I do want a place with solid academics so that if football doesn't work out, I can still set myself up to be successful in my career."
Young Enjoys Junior Day
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