Which Side for Young?

The Peoria (Ariz.) Centennial linebacker/running back, Dedrick Young, has offers for both sides of the ball...

Peoria (Ariz.) Centennial two-way prospect Dedrick Young (6-1, 220) is now up to a dozen offers, with UCLA the most recent to offer him.

"Getting an offer from UCLA was good and it just lets me know I'm getting out there more," said Young. "I'd been talking to Coach (Taylor) Mazzone and talked to him and Coach (Kennedy) Polamalu when they offered. I talked to a bunch of the coaches and Coach (Jim) Mora too.

Next week, Young plans to camp at USC next week and will also take an unofficial visit to UCLA while in Los Angeles.

Arizona, Arizona State, California, Colorado, Colorado State, Michigan State, Nevada, Northwestern, Oregon State, UCLA, Utah and Washington have all offered Young.

Young plans to camp with Washington this weekend and he'll also visit the school and meet with the coaches before heading to USC and UCLA. He's already camped with Arizona State.

"I'm going to Washington's camp this weekend for one day and then I'll take an unofficial the next day," said Young. "They're recruiting me as a linebacker. I've been talking mostly with Coach (Jordan) Paopao and Coach (Bob) Gregory."

USC has been talking with Young quite a bit and he plans to camp with them next week at whichever position they want him to.

"USC has been talking to me a bit and they like me as an athlete," said Young.

In fact, Young said it's generally split on which side schools like him.

"At first it was more linebacker but then some schools tilted towards running back," said Young. "It's pretty even right now."

He's visited the local schools, Arizona and Arizona State, a number of times but said there isn't any pressure yet to stay close to home.

"I don't know that there has been any pressure yet," said Young. "It's a little too early to say that."

But he said no school has emerged as a leader, locally or nationally.

"It's all pretty even right now," said Young. "At the moment, I think I want to talk all of my official visits."

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