Young Does it a Different Way

The tight end prospect from Los Angeles Loyola, John Young, has taken a bit of a different approach to recruiting this spring and summer, choosing not to attend camps. He still, however, is generating more recruiting attention...

Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola tight end John Young is finally starting to see some more action in his recruitment.

The 6-4, 247-pound Young was offered by UCLA back in September, then UNLV joined the fray.

Finally, a national program jumped in last month.

"I got an offer from Florida State last month," said Young. "So it looks like things are really starting to pick up for me. Talking to a lot of these schools, it seems like a lot more offers are coming."

Some of those schools include programs like California, Washington State, Arizona, Pittsburgh, Boise State and LSU.

"Those are the main ones who've been talking with me other than UCLA, UNLV and Florida State," said Young. "Cal and Washington State are really close to offering and I've heard LSU is, too, which would be great."

While Young doesn't have a list of favorites, five schools are in the category of recruiting-him-the-hardest.

"The hardest recruiting me so far are UCLA, Cal, Florida State, Washington State, Stanford and Pitt, by far," said Young. "I'm not really leaning towards one school in particular but it'll be a tight decision when the time comes to decide."

Young has visited Stanford unofficially this spring and plans to visit UCLA and Florida State unofficially during the summer.

As far as camps are concerned, he's chosen to work primarily with the Loyola program, focusing on his senior year.

"I've just been doing my own work and getting in better shape in seclusion, trying to get ready for the upcoming season," said Young. "We've got a chance to be really good. We have a powerhouse d-line and some great running backs. We should be pretty well-rounded this year."

Young had 14 catches for 132 yards and a touchdown for Loyola as a junior, helping them to the CIF-SS playoffs for the first time in three seasons.

Academically, Young has a 3.6 un-weighted GPA and took the SAT earlier this month.

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