Kenny Young Stacks Up Offers

The 2014 linebacker prospect from River Ridge (Louisiana) John Curtis Christian, Kenny Young, talked a bit about his impressions of his UCLA visit, and more...

Kenny Young's offer sheet is getting crowded with heavy-hitters.

The 6-2, 225-pound linebacker got his first offer from Ole Miss and second from LSU, and then six more rapidly arrived.

Florida, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Arizona State, UCLA, Baylor and Tennessee all have offered within the past 35 days, most within the past two weeks.

Arizona State and UCLA are the latest to pull the trigger.

"Coach (Michael) Norvell from Arizona State talked about how he recruited my cousin Damaris Johnson for Tulsa," Young said. "(Johnson) plays for the Philadelphia Eagles.

"UCLA is nice. They have the biggest campus. In two years, they'll have a special football facility and the coaches all have NFL experience. The atmosphere is beautiful. There's a good chance I'll be playing early if I go to UCLA."

Young got his offer from LSU at the Tigers' first junior day event. Thus, he didn't attend the much larger second junior day in Baton Rouge yesterday.

"I already know the surroundings and coaches at LSU," said Young, who has a relative (Alfred Blue) on the Tigers' roster.

LSU also inked Young's good friend, John Curtis linebacker Duke Riley, earlier this month.

John Curtis Christian are putting in the off-season work to prepare for what should be a challenging 2013 schedule.

"It's a constant grind at Curtis," said Young, who bench presses 375 pounds. "We work out a lot and exercise to keep our bodies in shape. Our running backs - George Moreira (2014) and Myles Washington (2015) - I can tell going up against them in practice that they've gotten stronger.

"You know we run that veer, so we're always hitting the backs. Myles is a good one. He's a dependable back that wanted to start bad. Isiah Williams benches 425 pounds and (Ryan) Guthrie (both 2014 DL) squats over 500 pounds."

The Patriots took down then higher-ranked Tampa Plant en route to capturing the 2012 national championship.

"We could be very successful with next season's schedule," Young said. "We play a team from New Jersey with St. Thomas Aquinas (perennial elite Florida program) the next week."

As a junior, Young was third on the team in tackles behind only Riley and senior defensive lineman Cyle Cortez.


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