Young Can Wait

Kenny Young, the country's No. 8 middle linebacker, talks about his timetable for making a decision, which programs are most likely to get an official visit, and more with FOXSportsNEXT.com. Young and DBs Terrence Alexander, Mattrell McGraw and Hunter Dale hope to lead John Curtis Christian to back-to-back national titles...

Four-star linebacker prospect Kenny Young is content to wait it out.

"I'm going to wait until signing day," the 6-2, 225-pounder informed. "This is a once in a lifetime thing and I'm enjoying it. Nothing really has happened lately with recruiting. I got invited to play in the U.S. Army All-American game.

"I've just been strengthening my relationship with college coaches. I'm meeting with J.T. (Curtis) next week so he can explain more of how it all will work with the rest of my recruitment. He said we handle it like a business."

Young mentioned several schools of interest.

"I went to LSU's scrimmage last week," he related. "It went good. It wasn't my first time up there (laughter). They were showing love. If I wanted to commit to LSU today, they said I could. I'm possibly going to Alabama's spring game Saturday. I'm going to see if my brother wants to drive us.

"Miami came two days ago to the school. I'm being recruited by Coach (Hurlie) Brown. We'd been talking for a while before he came down. He likes my work ethic, how I lead by example, and how I can also be a vocal person. He definitely thinks I'm a top prospect."

Which programs stand out for their respective efforts in recruiting Young?

"LSU, Bama, UCLA, Arizona State, Florida State, Florida, Miami, Ole Miss and Tennessee," he listed.

Young was asked about potential official visit destinations.

"As of today, I'd like to visit LSU, Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Miami, UCLA, Tennessee and Ole Miss," he replied.

He's already been to Ole Miss, LSU and Alabama. The Rebels were first to offer, followed by LSU and then Nebraska. Alabama is among the 20-plus offers reported by Young, who was third on the team in tackles (81) for the national champs.

It's possible that Young will join Mattrell McGraw on an upcoming trip to UCLA.


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