Best Running Back in Texas Likes UCLA

Selvin Young, considered the best running back in the state of Texas, says he's still wide open, but UCLA is among his leaders...

Selvin Young, 6-0, 190, Houston (Tex.) Jersey Village, said he's still very wide open, but he has three schools that he's pretty certain he's going to visit officially.

"But I can't tell you which schools they are," Young said, laughing. "I don't want to discourage anyone from recruiting me. So, I'm going to have to keep them guessing."

Young did mention five schools, though, that he said he was mostly interested in. "In no specific order, Oklahoma, UCLA, Colorado, LSU and Texas," Young said.

When it comes to official visits, Young has been putting off arranging them. "I want to wait until later because of my season. We have a lot of Saturday games. I'll probably start taking visits in early November or late November."

So far he's only unofficially visited Texas, at a football camp last summer.

Young said there are some factors that are going to make a big impact on his dcision. "Probably the biggest impact will be the school's graduation rates, especially for Afrian-American athletes. That's really important to me. Then, the type of offense they run." Young said that staying close to home won't be a factor. "It doesn't matter to me if the school is close or far away," he said. "My parents want me to go to school and they don't have a problem with where it is."

When asked why, among the schools he said he was interested in, was there a far-west school included like UCLA, Young said, "I always liked UCLA growing up. And the coaches there are pretty cool. I really want to see what UCLA is all about. I've never been to L.A., and I want to get into that atmosphere and see if I'd like it."

Young said he's run for 950 yards and 10 touchdowns in 6 games, and said he's been clocked at 4.36 in the 40. Scouts put him in the mid-4.4 range.

He said he has a 2.5 GPA and just took the SAT on October 13th.

#1 Ranked RB in Texas, Top 100, by David Garvin


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