New Recruiting Name in Young

The athlete from Seattle, Washington, <b>Chancellor Young</b>, whose name has some strange familiarity to it for Bruin fans, is now hearing from the Bruins and others...

Chancellor Young, 6-2, 205, Seattle (Wash.) O'Dea, was so dedicated to his senior season that he put football recruiting on the back burner for the most part.

With the season over, that burner is now starting to heat up.

"More schools have called," said Young. "They allowed me time because I made commitments to my team to give as much effort as I possibly could to help get our team to the championship game and to help them win, but now that that's all over a few schools have started to call."

Chancellor mentioned USC, UCLA, Notre Dame and Colorado as new suitors. The hometown Washington Huskies offered Young early on and he will visit Washington this coming weekend (12/12).

Since he's just starting to get into recruiting, Young is still sort of at the beginning of the recruiting curve. "Most schools are talking about setting up visits, and I'd like to take them but you can only get five," he said. "I need to take some time and weigh the pros and cons, discuss it with my parents and then go from there."

Young dislocated his elbow in the second quarter of a semi-final loss to Bellevue ten days ago. How has his recovery been?

"It's fine," Young told Monday night. "It dislocated on the field. They were able to put it back in place. I just went to the doctor today and he told me that the prognosis was good. They took some x-rays and it set back in nicely. The doctor said that there didn't seem to be any serious damage to any of the ligaments or muscles.

"He gave me a removable splint that I can take off so I can give my arm some periodic movement and I'll begin my rehabilitation to get my arm back to full strength in a few days."

The pain was clearly evident on Young's face as he was helped off the field. "Very much so," Young said. "It hurt more when they were putting it back in because when it popped out, it came out clean. When they were putting back they were having a tough time getting it back in."

The rehabilitation shouldn't interfere too much with Chancellor's preparations for spring track season. "It shouldn't," he said. "My legs I can keep those in shape. I just need to work back the muscles and tendons. By the time it gets back to full strength I'll be getting right into the heart of my training for track."

Going to a private high school, would Chancellor have a preference for staying private in college? "Generally I have no preference," he said. "The only thing I would like to get out of a University is that it can provide a good environment for me academically, athletically and socially, then there's a pretty good chance that would be the school for me."

And for the first time in years, he'll be taking classes with girls in the fall. "It won't be that big of a deal," Chancellor said of the switch from an all-boys school to a co-ed University. "They've always been around. They come around no matter where you are."

EDITOR'S NOTE: Chancellor Young's name is strangely familiar to UCLA fans since UCLA's chancellor for many years was Charles Young.

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