Young Trying to Get a Feeling

Elite linebacker Kenny Young -- from defending national champion River Ridge (Louisiana) John Curtis Christian -- goes on the record with about his recruitment...

The breakneck recruiting pace continues for 6-2, 225-pound linebacker Kenny Young.

"A lot of schools are coming hard," Young said. "Miami, Florida State and LSU still hit me up, and Nebraska, Ole Miss, know, teams like that. Texas A&M has offered and is recruiting me."

Young plans to visit LSU again this month.

"I want to go back up there soon," he said. "Coach Chavis and I talk once a week. I've called Coach Frank (Wilson) a couple of times and didn't get him, but I know he's been real busy.

"I'll definitely know where I stand more in August with official visits. I'm trying to figure out a couple of those. I'm breaking down the schools that are interested while focusing on our season at John Curtis, where we want to win the national championship again."

Young elaborated on his thought process when it comes to evaluating colleges.

"I'm trying to get a feeling before I visit as to how I'd fit in each program," he explained, "and what trust factor I have with each coach.

"I'm still open with no favorites. My interest in UCLA (which has been widely mentioned, along with LSU, as a possible frontrunner) is the same as any school I'm interested in."

Young is glad National Signing Day isn't right around the corner.

"I don't know if I could choose right now," he revealed.

He talked about what Curtis needs to do to repeat.

"The main key, the one thing is work ethic," he said. "Obviously this is the biggest season ever with all the teams we're going to play, and they're all trying to find a way to try and beat Curtis.

"We're focusing as a team and working hard. It's great to see my teammates like Henry Smith pick up offers. It goes to show how hard he's worked. He's really excited.

"My hat goes off with credit to last year's team. Malachi (Dupre), Mattrell (McGraw), Terrence (Alexander), Raekwon (James) and George (Moreira) and I want our younger teammates to see us pushing and working hard. Coach Tommy (Fabacher) is pushing us hard in the weight room."

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