"Miami, Florida State, LSU, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State and UCLA," he rattled off in random order. "Nothing really has changed with recruiting. LSU is recruiting me pretty hard, man. They want me to commit. They're understanding that we can't take official visits until after our season is complete. Coach (Frank) Wilson is recruiting me and they understand what I want in a school."
Young, like almost all modern-day studs, wants to compete for and earn early playing time when he gets to college.
"I'm going to LSU/Florida," he said. "I'm going to see how good and tough each team is through the entire four quarters."
Young was tough on St. Augustine and five-star running back Leonard Fournette in a one-point loss to the Purple Knights two weeks ago, accounting for 25 solo tackles in a 29-28 nailbiter broadcast on national television.
"I congratulated (Fournette) after the game," said Young, who encountered him early and often in the showdown at Tad Gormley Stadium. "I actually wasn't that tired after the game.
"I wasn't tired too much. I'm used to banging around like that. But after that game I'll say that he's deserving of the number one player in the nation. He's the best there is, and I tip my hat to him."
Miami, Florida State, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State and UCLA round out Young's top six.
"With the U," he said, "I have a cool relationship with (linebackers coach) Micheal Barrow. I'm ready to get out there. FSU's recruiting coach, Coach Randy Sanders, is real cool.
"I'd like to get to a Texas A&M game but am not sure if I can visit until after our season. I probably won't get anywhere until after the season. Oklahoma State's coach Eric Henderson recruits me hard, and another of their coaches will be here tomorrow (for Young's Friday game)."
According to Young, he has witnessed UCLA turn things around the past two years - and sees the Bruins continuing to thrive for "some time in the future."
When pressed for a school or two in his top six that might have an edge, Young refused to relent.
"Nothing's really changed," he said more than once with a chuckle. "I'm keeping it real. I don't know where I'm going to school for college; I'll know when it's time to decide."
Curtis got back to its winning ways Friday by pouncing on the St. Charles Comets, 46-13.
It was the district opener for both teams. Individual stats for Young weren't immediately available, although the 6-2, 225-pounder had amassed double-digit tackles in each of his first five games.
Curtis is ranked 28th in the country by Scott Kennedy, who compiles the FOX Sports 50 each week.