Young In No Rush To Make Decision

Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola tight end John Young has the Bruins leading for his services but he says that a decision isn't expected anytime soon...

Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola tight end John Young is excited for his senior year to start, which begins this Friday against Mira Costa.

With three offers so far, Young is hopeful a strong start to his senior season will present him with more offers and more options.

"I still have the offers from UCLA, Florida State and UNLV but I think if I start out really well then more offers could come in," said Young.

Some of the schools Young said have been in contact and have indicated they would be watching him more include Cal, Stanford, LSU, Arizona, Oregon State and Oregon.

"I'm really hoping that I get some more offers so I can see what all of my options are," said Young.

Young was a frequent guest at UCLA's Fall Practice, but the three-star tight end said that wasn't hinting anything.

"I like UCLA a lot, its where my mom went, but I'm not ready to commit to anyone," said Young. "I'm going to take all of my trips before I decide on where I'm going."

But Young did say he enjoyed the atmosphere at the UCLA practices.

"The practices were pretty intense and the coaches were getting after it and so were the players," said Young. "I got a chance to talk to a lot of the coaches at the practices but they didn't pressure me to commit. They just said they'd love to see me there."

The Bruins do lead for Young, but he said there is a lot of time until he'll commit.

"I'm not sure when I'll take my visits, but I'll be setting them up soon," said Young, who said he would likely visit UCLA officially.

The 6-4, 247-pound Young was offered by UCLA nearly a year ago, on September 1st of his junior year. This fall, he'll be one of the primary targets for the Cubs and new quarterback Jerry Neuheisel, the son of UCLA head coach Rick Neuheisel.

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 unweighted GPA and took the SAT earlier this month.


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