Young Talks Bruin Offer

The Peoria (Ariz.) Centennial two-way threat, running back/linebacker Dedrick Young, talks about his newest offer...

Peoria (Ariz.) Centennial two-way prospect Dedrick Young (6-1, 220) is now up to a dozen offers, with UCLA the most recent to offer him.

"Getting an offer from UCLA was good and it just lets me know I'm getting out there more," said Young.

The Bruins joined Arizona, Arizona State, California, Colorado, Colorado State, Michigan State, Nevada, Northwestern, Oregon State, Utah and Washington in offering Young.

"I'd been talking to Coach (Taylor) Mazzone and talked to him and Coach (Kennedy) Polamalu when they offered," said Young. "I talked to a bunch of the coaches and Coach (Jim) Mora too.

As a power back who also doubles as a linebacker, Young was compared to UCLA two-way player Myles Jack by the Bruin coaches.

"That was great because obviously I'm doing something right if I'm being compared to him," said Young.

Next week, Young plans to visit UCLA unofficially while in town to camp with USC. He'll also see former teammate Jalen Ortiz, who plays for the Bruins now.

"I talked to Jalen a little bit after the UCLA offered and he talked with me about UCLA so that was cool," said Young.

Young plans to camp with Washington this weekend and he'll also visit the school and meet with the coaches before heading to USC and UCLA. He's already camped with Arizona State.

He's visited the local schools a number of times but said there isn't any pressure yet to stay close to home.

"I don't know that there has been any pressure yet," said Young. "It's a little too early to say that."

But he said no school has emerged as a leader, locally or nationally.

"It's all pretty even right now," said Young. "At the moment, I think I want to talk all of my official visits."

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