Young talks about his Decision

Hyattsville, Md. defensive lineman Justin Young made his commitment on Tuesday making one group of fans happy. The 6-foot-5, 253-pound product of Northwestern High School recently told Scout.com that he was down to Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech.

"I committed to Virginia Tech today," Young said. "I just felt like it was the best fit for me in all categories."

Justin Young had been scheduled to make a trip to Virginia Tech next Monday and Pittsburgh next Tuesday but that all has changed with his commitment. "I called Pittsburgh to tell them that I was committing to Virginia Tech and then I called Coach (Kevin) Sherman at Virginia Tech to give him my commitment," Sherman said. "I didn't want to wait any longer because I knew where I wanted to go."

Young told Coach Sherman of his commitment but he did not get a chance to talk to the head man at Virginia Tech on Tuesday. "I didn't get a chance to talk to Coach Beamer but I plan on talking to him about it in the near future," Young said. "Coach Sherman told me that they are very happy to have me and he was glad to have me as a part of the family."

There has been some discussion about where Virginia Tech plans on playing Young on the collegiate level. "They have talked to me about playing defensive tackle rather than defensive end," Young said. "I think that is where they want me to play but I haven't been able to talk to them in-depth about it. I don't really care whether I play outside or inside, I am just happy to be playing college football."

Virginia Tech nation can sleep easy as Young put to rest any worries of a wandering eye this fall. "I am 110% committed to Virginia Tech," Young said. "I will only be taking an official visit to Virginia Tech. I am not sure when it will be but I am hoping sometime in December. I would also like to go to the October 23rd game against Cincinnati."

Young also left a message for Virginia Tech fans on what to expect from him in the future. "I just want to tell the fans that I am going to make them proud and I am just glad to be a part of such a great fan support in Blacksburg every Saturday."

Young had an outstanding season with Northwestern High School last year recording 65 tackles, eight sacks, one interception and one fumble recovery. The interception and fumble recovery were both returned for a touchdown.

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