Young Sets Two More Visits

Louisiana four-star linebacker Kenny Young has circled three dates on his 2014 calendar for official visits, and plans on taking all five of his trips...

Kenny Young wasn't able to make the trip to Oklahoma State last week.

"I didn't go because they had finals," he said. "It wouldn't have been a good date so I'll reschedule it. I haven't taken any officials yet, and I'm not looking for anything in particular when I do - other than I'd like for my parents and me to hear something different from coaches than we've heard so far.

"I'll then put the pieces together in my mind. No particular colleges have an advantage until I take visits. Pretty much all the schools I'm trying to visit, like UCLA, LSU, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Florida State and Miami, are recruiting me hard, and so is Arkansas."

Young hasn't set a new date to visit Oklahoma State, but he revealed the dates of two other upcoming officials.

"Texas A&M on January 17 and then Miami right after that on January 19 or 20," he informed. "I know Florida State will get one. LSU will get one...UCLA probably."

Some of the aforementioned schools are attempting to land not only Young, but also Curtis teammates Malachi Dupre and Mattrell McGraw.

"We haven't talked about taking visits together," he said. "If we all wind up at the same school, we'll believe in the fact that that's right for us. At the same time we're all doing our own deal."

Young talked about his brief exchange with LSU head coach Les Miles following John Curtis Christian's Division II title game defeat of University Lab, which featured Miles' son, junior Manny Miles, at the controls of the Cubs' offense.

"Coach Miles told me I had a terrific game," Young said. "I bumped into him at the post-game press conference when they were coming out and we were going in. Manny broke his hand in the game, and he and I talked a long time."

Young garnered game MVP honors after his relentless pressure of Miles paid off handsomely.

"I wasn't anticipating that I'd get the award," the four-star LB admitted. "I thought (RB) Raekwon James would get it.

"We put in hard work as a team and it showed in the finals. If I could give the award to our whole team, I would, because without them I wouldn't have gotten it."

He has a third official visit set to UCLA on January 31.

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